Harunobu: Beauty emerging from the bath
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Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770)
A young beauty coming from her bath, passing a trellis of morning glories.
Signature: Harunobu ga
Date: c. 1768
Size: Hashira-e, 71 x 12 cm
Very good impression, age-appropriate good colours. A little trimmed on the right side. Only minor age wear (as soiling and rubbing, minor stains and a little creasing). Overall very nice condition.
A rare, very elegant and erotic pillar print (hashira-e) by the artist.
Cf. MFA Boston, Spaulding Coll., No. 21.4552; Honolulu Museum of Art, No. 06108, ARC Ritsumeikan Nr. Z0166-418. Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade, 2013, No. 545