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[Japanese watercolor shunga scroll]

Label
[Japanese watercolor shunga scroll]
Title
[Japanese watercolor shunga scroll]
Subject
Genre
Summary
Unsigned, undated fabric shunga scroll containing twelve large erotic scenes depicting a man and woman in different sexual positions.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
art original
Summary expansion
The scenes are rendered in explicit detail in vibrant colors. As described on the British Museum website of past exhibitions, "Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art" (Oct. 3, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014), "shunga--literally 'spring pictures'--appealed to all classes in Japan for almost 300 years and to men and women alike. Frequently tender and humorous, they celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms in brilliantly colored paintings and prints, culminating with beautiful and explicit works by iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai, and Kunisade. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime, and Japanese tattoo art;" see http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/shunga.aspx
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Japanese watercolor shunga scroll]
Instantiates
Production
Note
Scenes painted continuously across a length of heavy white woven linen paper, arranged as twelve "panels"; painted paper scroll mounted on a length of silk brocade woven in brown, olive, gray, and tan pattern, and rolled around an ivory spindle; when rolled, scroll can be secured with an attached olive silk ribbon and ivory toggle; wrapped in a square of thin red silk
Carrier category
roll
Carrier category code
na
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 384 cm
Extent
1 roll
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: in modern light blue cardboard case. Acquired ca. 1950?
  • UCLA Library, Library Special Collections, Bound Mss., 170/ 724.
Other physical details
all color illustrations (watercolors)
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
textile
Specific material designation
painting
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960464276
  • ucoclc960464276
Label
[Japanese watercolor shunga scroll]
Production
Note
Scenes painted continuously across a length of heavy white woven linen paper, arranged as twelve "panels"; painted paper scroll mounted on a length of silk brocade woven in brown, olive, gray, and tan pattern, and rolled around an ivory spindle; when rolled, scroll can be secured with an attached olive silk ribbon and ivory toggle; wrapped in a square of thin red silk
Carrier category
roll
Carrier category code
na
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 384 cm
Extent
1 roll
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: in modern light blue cardboard case. Acquired ca. 1950?
  • UCLA Library, Library Special Collections, Bound Mss., 170/ 724.
Other physical details
all color illustrations (watercolors)
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
textile
Specific material designation
painting
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960464276
  • ucoclc960464276

Library Locations

  • Charles E. Young Research LibraryBorrow it
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    34.0749691 -118.441466
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  • UCLA LibraryBorrow it
    Los Angeles, CA, US
  • UCLA Library Special CollectionsBorrow it
    A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575, US
    34.0749691 -118.441466
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