18 September 2008
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.
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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.
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