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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 272

    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)

    SUZUKI HARUNOBU (1725?-1770)

    Price Realised  

    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
    Kagiya Oyasumidokoro [Kagiya Teahouse], the teahouse beauty Osen at the Kagiya teahouse at the gate of the Kasamori shrine offering a cup of tea to the rival beauty Ofuji, who in turn offers Osen a wrapper of toothbrushes from her father's shop Motoyanagi, the poem at the top is entitled "Cherry Blossom", signed Harunobu ga, very good impression, slightly faded and soiled toward corners, lower corners rubbed
    Chuban tate-e


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    Provenance

    Hayashi Tadamasa
    Henri Vever


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN OVERSEAS GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    Jack Hillier, Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection, vol.1, (London, 1976), p.143, pl.140