Artist: Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉)

Print: Lovers in front of a mirror from the series 'Secret Conversations with Courtesans' (Keisei higo - 契情秘語)

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Dates: 1825,created
Dimensions: 15.375 in,10.125 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Related links: Chiba City Museum of Art; YouTube video link from an exhibition; National Museum of Asian Art;

Physical description:

This elegant print is only one of a set of 12, none of which show explicit sexual acts. This type is referred to as an abuna-e.


Illustrated in color in 浮世絵師溪斎英泉, 千葉市美術館 (Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, Chiba City Museum, 2012, #19, p. 50.