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  • Writer's pictureVan Weyenbergh Fine Art

Meeting Japanese masters 4: Suzuki Harunobu.

Naughty outing

Officially prohibited, many erotic prints, sometimes very explicit, circulated in Japan, where they met with great success. More discreet than others, this one represents a couple indulging in naughty foreplay during a visit to an exhibition of chrysanthemums! While kissing him, the man slides a hand under the kimono of his companion, without worrying about the presence of a small servant busy (with feigned concentration?) Reading a botanical name on a label ...

Cherry blossoms, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains adorn landscapes of extreme refinement. Courtesans in precious kimonos comb their hair or slide on the water; a magic turtle rises from the waves. In Aix-en-Provence, the collector Georges Leskowicz unveils for the first time in France his most beautiful treasures: some 150 prints of the greatest masters of Japan, assorted objects witnessing the wonders of the Edo period (1600 - 1868)


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