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.
Girl and a young man
Place where the work was made
woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
28.8 x 21.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Harunobu ga [picture by Harunobu]". Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Four Centuries of Ukiyo-e Prints, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 07 May 1997–27 Jul 1997
Referenced in 3 publications
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