#JP6055
Harunobu (1724-1770)

Righteousness: Reading by Candlelight

Roll On image to Zoom in
#JP6055
Harunobu (1724-1770)
Righteousness: Reading by Candlelight
Series:
The Five Virtues
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Date:
c. 1768
Size:
7.5" x 10.5"
Signature:
Suzuki Harunobu ga
Condition:
Very good color, impression and state, light wear

Sold

Authenticity Guaranteed

Learn more

Worldwide Shipping

Learn more

Questions about this piece? 212.688.0188

About the artist

While little is known about his early life, Harunobu Suzuki (né Hozumi)  is a ukiyo-e artist that lived and worked in Edo. Said to have been the student of Shigenaga, Harunobu’s early actor prints suggest the strong influence of Toyonobu, Sukenobu and the Torii school. Though he began with actor prints, Harunobu Suzuki’s later prints focused on young girls and the tantalizing courtesans of Edo. He produced over 500 printed works, as well as many paintings, before his death in 1770. In the spring of 1765, Edo saw the first nishiki-e (“brocade pictures” or full-color prints). Commissioned by wealthy patrons, the first full-color prints took the form of egoyomi (calendar prints). Intricate and lavish, these private Harunobu Suzuki prints were soon released in separate, public editions through publishers and booksellers. Harunobu used nishiki-e to capture the urban, everyday world of Edo in brilliant color. He is considered a true luminary of ukiyo-e, a talent beyond compare. From shunga (erotic prints) to classical poems, he is a master of color. Harunobu’s genius is particularly apparent in his depictions of young, innocent women. Presenting a delicate, youthful vision of idealized femininity, he is a ukiyo-e artist that influenced many artists to come.

"We use cookies to gather web statistics, remember your settings and target ads. Read more about how we use cookies in our Cookie Policy or close tab now."