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An image of (Lovers in an eggplant field) by Suzuki HARUNOBU

Suzuki HARUNOBU

(Japan 1725 – 1770)

Title
(Lovers in an eggplant field)
Other titles:
Girl and a young man
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
late 1760s-1770
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodblock print
Dimensions

28.8 x 21.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Harunobu ga [picture by Harunobu]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1930
Accession number
4350
Location
Not on display
Further information

Harunobu was one of the geniuses of 'ukiyo-e'. He is famous not only for the invention of the full-colour print, but also for the creation of images of sweet young beauties, as opposed to the sophisticates of the entertainment district.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.248.

Bibliography (3)

Verlie Just, Four Centuries of Ukiyo-e Prints, Brisbane, 1997. cat. no. 7

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 248 (colour illus.).

NARAZAKI, Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections: Vol V: British Museum II, Tokyo. colour plate 65

Exhibition history (1)

Four Centuries of Ukiyo-e Prints, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 07 May 1997–27 Jul 1997