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East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. last quarter of the 19th century. A framed erotic ink drawing on silk fabric. The artist has provided a bird's eye view of this pair of lovers who are engaged an intimate encounter, quite graphically depicted with the female about to mount the very aroused male - some of their garments draped over nearby tables and an elaborately framed bamboo screen in the background - all hand drawn with ink and hand colored in watercolor. A wonderful example of Asian erotic art from this period. Set in a triple mat (gold, cornflower blue, and off-white linen) under glass in a gold-hued wooden frame. Size: 10.125" L x 7.5" W (25.7 cm x 19 cm); 20.125" L x 17" W (51.1 cm x 43.2 cm) including mats and frame

Provenance: private Rochester, Michigan, USA collection

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Painting and mats in excellent condition but could easily be secured within the frame better. Surface wear and nicks to frame as shown. Tears to gallery paper on verso. Wired for easy suspension.

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19th C. Framed Chinese Erotic Watercolor - Aroused Male

Estimate $350 - $500Sep 25, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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