young couple engaged in intercourse; both figures are nude; screen with waterfall, URQ; text above young woman's head

Young Lovers, No. 10 from Twelve Bouts in the Way of Love (Shikidō torikumi jūniban), c. 1775-1777

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A wakashu (an adolescent boy whose front hair is not yet shaved) makes love to a girl who throws her head back in extreme pleasure. Her hair has fallen out of its combs and her toes are curled tightly. The folding screen in the background is decorated with a bold waterfall.

Details
Title
Young Lovers, No. 10 from Twelve Bouts in the Way of Love (Shikidō torikumi jūniban)
Artist Life
1735 - 1790 ?
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.65.3.10
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young couple engaged in intercourse; both figures are nude; screen with waterfall, URQ; text above young woman's head