14 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 3,525
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
SUZUKI HARUNOBU (1724-70)
Two young women standing near an open shoji holding a letter-scroll between them, the kimono of the girl on the right is mainly printed without an outline and the texture of her garment is emphasised by an elaborate use of kimekomi [gauffrage], on the right a pile of quilts has been placed on a large storage chest, and a large mon [crest] can be seen on the curtain on the left, signed Suzuki Harunobu ga, very good impression with gauffrage, some fading of colour, very good condition
Chuban: 10 13/16 x 7 9/16in. (27.5 x 19.2cm.)
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This impression is illustrated in Jack Hillier, Suzuki Harunobu; An Exhibition of his Colour-Prints and Illustrated Books on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of his Death in 1770 (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970), no. 56.
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