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SUZUKI HARUNOBU (1725-1770)
SUZUKI HARUNOBU (1725-1770)

Ofuji of the Yanagiya with a young man wearing a hood

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SUZUKI HARUNOBU (1725-1770)
Ofuji of the Yanagiya with a young man wearing a hood
Woodblock print, signed Harunobu ga, published circa 1768-69
Vertical chuban: 11 ¼ x 8 3/8 in. (28.5 x 21.4 cm.)
Provenance
Hans Crzellitzer (seal lower right)

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Lot Essay

Ofuji worked at the Moto-Yanagiya. In front of her are samples of the stall's wares - a toothbrush and packet of tooth powder. The board behind her gives the name of the shop and advertises a type of scented tooth-blackening power, Genji nioi fushi, used by married women. See, David Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade, (The Netherlands, 2013), p. 224.
A similar impression is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession number 11.13408.

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