5 - 7 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 14,900
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
SUZUKI HARUNOBU (1725 - 1770)
From the series Fuzoku shiki kasen [Popular Poets of the Four Seasons], standing within the open shoji of a house, a girl looks down on her young lover who is kneeling on the engawa with his back to her, a persimmon tree full of fruit can be seen behind the corner post, the poem above in the stylised cloud is entitled Risshun [Spring] and reads
'Spring comes softly through the open door of Heaven'
signed Harunobu, collectors' seals Hayashi and Vever, very good impression, colours and condition
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Sold, Sotheby's, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated books, Drawings and Fan Painings from the Henri Vever Collection Part II, (London, 1975), no.63
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