A Picture Book of Beautiful Women of the Green Houses, Complete Volume 3 Reprint Book, 1917 - Originally published in 1770, Harunobu's five volume series "A Picture Book of Beautiful Women of the Green Houses" (Ehon seiro bijin awase), depicts courtesans of the "Green Houses," a euphemism for brothels in the Edo era. These portraits feature beauties in everyday activities, writing letters, taking strolls, playing music, or simply posing in elegant kimono. Beautifully drawn with graceful, delicate line work. This book is a 1917 reprint edition published by Yoshikawa Kobunkan, which faithfully reproduces the colors and fine detail of the originals. This complete Volume 3 has 14 woodblock reprints, comprised of single panel and diptych subjects. It has paper covers and a traditional stab binding.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - Single panel 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" + margins as shown; diptychs 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" + margins as shown; overall size 11 7/8" x 8 3/8" x1/4"
Condition - Prints with excellent color and detail as shown. Light toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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