Chinese panoramic scroll with 8 erotic scenes, partly transgender, ca. 1930
SPRING PALACE. [Roll with 8 printed colour illustrations after water colours].S.l., t. et a. [presumably around 1930].
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SPRING PALACE. [Roll with 8 printed colour illustrations after water colours, depicting Chinese pornographic scenes, partly transgender.] S.l., t. et a. [presumably around 1930].
278:25 cm (scroll), 33:20 cm (mounted title leaf), 25:19,5 (each, 8 illustrations on 1 mounted rice paper strip of 207 cm length). Scroll made of rice paper on cream stock, with ends mounted on wooden sticks, one textile hasp.
Extraordinary panoramic scroll with 8 colour illustrations of pornographic scenes, showing copulating Chinese couples, partly with transgender aspect.
The title „Spring Palace“ is printed in Japanese however, using black lettering on cream stock with gilt floral and geometric pattern in Art Déco-style. Four of the scenes take place in free air, four of them in traditionally furnished Chinese rooms.
Condition: Some parts of scroll slightly creased, otherwise very well preserved unique item.