fl. ca. 1764-1789
Poems of the Wife and Husband Mane'emon- 5, Praying
(Haikai Meoto Mane'emon)
sheet five from an album of twenty-four designs; a couple in a second-story room make love while intensely locking eyes, a folding screen decorated with ink paintings provides them with some privacy, Mane'emon is seated on the windowsill in earnest prayer, ca. 1771-72
chuban yoko-e 8 3/8 by 11 in., 21.3 by 27.9 cm
Inge Klompmakers, Japanese Erotic Prints: Shunga by Harunobu and Koryusai, 2001, p.23, fig. 8
Highlights of Japanese Printmaking Part 4: Shunga, Scholten Japanese Art, 2014, cat. no. 28
Richard Lane and Hayashi Yoshikazu (eds.), The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga, no. 3, Twelve Bouts for Eros: Koryusais Shikido tokkumi Shunga Album, 1996, p. 4
Shirakura Yoshihiko, Eiri shunga ehon mokuroku, 2007, p. 81
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