Album with 8 watercolor paintings (each approx. 7" x 10" mounted on sheets approx. 9" x 12 1/2") showing in fine and explicit detail sexual gamboling in mid-19th century China, including scenes of quite athletic intercourse in both interior and exterior settings, finely rendered in subtle colors and delicate line. Some worming and fraying at edges of paper backing, images clean and bright. Large 4to. Silk-covered boards, accordion-bound, covers very worn, particularly at extremities. N.p., n.d. (China, mid-19th-century).
A fine album, from the hand of a confident and accomplished artist, with graphic images in which the lovers are often depicted smiling. Two of the images have a third character involved, one as a spectator and the other as a participant. All of the women appear with bound feet in the pre-revolutionary style. Book ID: 47718