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The Shoji Screen

Artist: Harunobu
Date: ca.1766
Size/Format: Chuban Tate-e, 10.75 by 8.25ins.
Description: A bijin, holding a hair pin, gazes through an open shoji screen, drawn by the sound of snipe above the river outside. On the floor beside her are two volumes of the Tsure-zure-gusa of Yoshida Kenko (1283-1350).
Publisher: Kyosen
Condition: Slight fading otherwise very good.
Impression: Fine impression of the first state.
Notes: Illustrated in Yoshida's Harunobu, Page 69. Also, Hillier's Suzuki Harunobu, Plate 93, where he discusses this design at length.
Price: (SOLD)


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