11 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
The second state of a design that was originally a calendar print for Meiwa 2 (1765), bears the name Kyosen and sealed Kyosen no in, a design of two ladies in a boat picking lotus flowers, good impression and colour, slight staining; and a design of a woman sweeping icicles from the eves of a house, signed Suzuki Harunobu hitsu, good impression, stained, rubbed and faded, soiled
Various sizes (2)
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Kyosen was the pen name of Okubo Jinshiro Tadanobu, a shogunal retainer who sponsored an egoyomi no kai [calendar picture group] to which Harunobu belonged.
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The first, Hans Popper
The first is illustrated in Jack Hillier, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Suzuki Harunobu, (Boston, 1976), no.12
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