Couple in the bath 1772 Original Shunga of Isoda Koryūsai (礒 田 湖 龍 斎) 1735-1790 of the series Flowers of the twelve seasons
Koryūsai was born in 1735 and worked as a samurai in the service of the Tsuchiya clan. He became a rōnin, masterless samurai after the death of the clan chief, moving to Edo, present-day Tokyo, where he settled near the Ryōgoku Bridge in the Yagenbori area.
He was a self-taught woodblock print, under the name of Haruhiro beginning his first works of Japanese engraving were samurai designs.
Koryusai was an artist who made his woodblock print a single sheet.
In 1776, he launched "Models for Fashion", one of his most important series, but is best known for his kacho-e, images of birds and flowers, bijin-ga, beautiful women prints, hashira-e, woodblock print to be hung.
The emperor granted to Koryusai the prestigious epithet "Hokkyo", of great prestige in those days.
Koryusai was one of the first ukiyo-e artists to use the oban format, which allowed him to create larger woodblock print, subsequently becoming the standard size for ukiyo-e.
Artist - Isoda Koryūsai ( 礒 田 湖 龍 斎 )
Image Size - Aproximadamente 18,40 x 25,4 cm
Condition - Very good color, impression and state