Chinese & Japanese Paintings, Prints & Screens Object Details

Pine mushroom and red clam shell, Shunga, surimono Japan, early 19th century


Woodblock print, unknown artist. The full translation is available on request.


17.5cm wide, 19cm high


Some small marks, slightly faded.


Surimono were privately commissioned and were not for public sale. They do not have publisher or censor marks and can depict scenes of a more private or erotic nature. The mushroom and the clam shell are both depicted here as erotic metaphors.

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