Subject:Help on Shunga Establish Dating era and Artist Name
Posted By: Vasile Sat, Oct 24, 2020 IP: 2601:204:cf01:74f0:1
I have found a couple of Shunga's in very poor condition. They have extensive losses. The paper is super thin and brittle, glued on a thick paper. At first, I though they were prints, but then, I wonder if they are rather painting on paper, instead of prints ? They have metallic pigments, and some sort of black / gray bokashi that you would see in paintings rather than prints.
Also, because of the colors, I first thought they would be made in the 1820's / 1850's, but thinking they could be painting, and because of the style, I would think more like 1720's / 1760's. Could this be made by or after Torii Kiyonobu II maybe ?
The hair style, the way the "attributes" are drawn, and the style overall look like Kiyonobu I or II to me (Also because they were making a lot of shunga's). Or could it be from a different artist, era ?
Anyway, I do need help here, with hope that some experts would quickly identify the artist and era. So if you can help, this would be highly appreciated :)