Harunobu (1724 - 1770) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Autumn Wind: Poem by Fujiwara no Toshiyuki
Comments - Lovely portrait of a beauty after a bath, her striped robe wrapped loosely about her. She holds a round fan in one hand as she looks out over the verandah at the leaves falling towards a rippling stream below. A patterned kimono is draped over a screen behind her, and a tie-dyed towel hangs over a small stand to dry. The verse above by the poet Fujiwara no Toshiyuki reads:
Though nothing showed Too clearly to my eyes That fall had come I was startled By the sound of the autumn wind.
Beautifully carved and printed by the venerable Ishu-Kankokai of Tokyo, this charming reprint is very rare and a wonderful choice for a collector interested in classic Edo era beauty designs.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770) Image Size - 11" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.