The Month of Chrysanthemums

Suzuki Harunobu

The Month of Chrysanthemums

c. 1767

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

Vertical chûban, 265 x 201 mm.

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Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Vertical chûban, mm 265 x 201
Signed: Harunobu ga
Dated: c. 1767
Series: Elegant Poets of Four Seasons
Fuzoku Shiki Kasen

Provenance: Gabriel Cognac (1880-1951), his sale, Paris 1953, no. 377, his mark (Lugt 538d) on the verso.Hughette Berés, see Collection Huguette Berés, Estampes, Dessins et Livres Illustres Japonais, Sotheby’s,Paris, 27 November 2002, lot 19; her mark on the verso.

Fine impression with extensive embossing, very good colour, minimal faults, generally in very good
On the terrace of a temple a young woman kneeling holds a young man by his garment. The man bears a bucket full of chrysanthemums. In the right background a young woman spies the couple.

Hizo Ukiyo-e Taikan: Beresu Korekushon (The General Survey of Treasured Ukiyo-e Prints: the Berés
Collection), Tokyo 1990-91; no. 12.