• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)

    A beauty spinning thread while her maid prepares the flax

    Price Realised  

    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
    A beauty spinning thread while her maid prepares the flax
    In an interior open to a garden, a young woman operates a spinning wheel, placing coils of spun thread in a shallow dish beside her, while a girl in the foreground rolls the flax, signed Suzuki Harunobu ga--good impression, with gauffrage, faded, soiled, stained, creased
    chuban tate-e: 28 x 21.7cm.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    For another impression see David Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan/Ukiyoe Prints from the Sir Edmund Walker Collection (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1975), no. 66.

    Provenance

    Hayashi Tadamasa