by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Series; Eight Views of the Parlor
Eight Views of the Parlor - In Japan, the scenic "Eight Views of Omi" was a popular subject for woodblock print artists, featuring specific landscapes and weather conditions in Omi Province. Some artists adapted the theme of "Eight Views" using different locations such as Kanazawa or Edo. Harunobu went a step further with his witty parody titled "Eight Views of the Parlor," using scenes from everyday life in place of the famous sites. He likens the sound of a boiling teakettle to a night rain, and a towel on a rack blowing in the evening breeze to the billowing of a sail. These attractive designs feature Harunobu's lovely delicate line work and beautifully detailed settings. A great Edo era series by this ukiyo-e master.
Harunobu's Eight Views of the Parlor by Bunka Nippon Sha - In 1946, the Tokyo Publisher Bunka Nippon Sha released a limited edition reprint series of Harunobu's famous "Eight Views of the Parlor," beautifully printed by the venerable Adachi woodblock firm. These images capture the delicate line work and wonderful detail of Harunobu's original designs, including touches of embossing. Limited to 500 copies, this print is number 224 from the edition (see example of label below, not included). Each print is mounted along the top edge to a windowed viewing folder, with a special red oval seal on both the folder and the reverse of the print, and the Adachi Publisher seal on the reverse. We've never before come across this rare, limited edition reprint series. These high-quality woodblock reprints are a wonderful way to acquire some of Harunobu's most memorable designs.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - Image size 11" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown; folder 18 1/8" x 12 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.