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.
Takamizawa Reprints - We are excited to offer a fantastic group of Harunobu masterworks reprinted by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. All prints bear the red "Takamizawa Print" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints.
Night Rain of the Tea Stand - A young girl has dozed off by the warmth of the tea kettle on a stand next to her. A naughty little boy is placing a piece of paper in her hair and another girl looks on with an amused expression. In this charming parody of one of the famous "Eight Views of Omi," Harunobu likens the sound of the boiling teakettle to a night rain. Beautifully detailed and colored.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 11" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.