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A couple kissing whilst making love: P.18-2012

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Current Location: In storage


A couple kissing whilst making love


Designer: Shunchô, Katsukawa




Colour print from woodblocks (benigirai-e) with metallic printing. Ôban format. 1780s.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2012) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th century
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1790 CE

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Components of the work

Sheet Height 257 mm Width 380 mm

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.18-2012
Primary reference Number: 190408
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 4 December 2012 Updated: Thursday 16 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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