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    Sale 7622

    Japanese Art and Design

    11 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)

    Price Realised  


    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