Retuning Sails at Shinagawa, circa 1769 - Rare original Harunobu design of a courtesan standing in a doorway, looking out the window beyond as she brushes her teeth. At lower right, a young attendant holds a basin, and a strange looking dog peers up at the beauty. Ships dot the water in the distance, with a pine tree framing the view at the bottom of the window. Beautifully drawn with graceful line work and wonderful detail in the architectural setting. A great opportunity to acquire an original woodblock by this ukiyo-e master.
Provenance - This print was sold to an American collector for $3,000 in 1989. The original sales receipt will accompany the print (see below), although for privacy reasons we are not sharing the buyer or gallery name. If interested, please contact us directly for more information.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 9 1/8" x 7 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Small loss at edge, a few small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases and marks. Please see photos for details.