Comments - A classic Harunobu print of a young couple outside in the summertime on a verandah overlooking a beautiful garden. The beauty whispers a secret in the young man's ear, her arm draped possessively around his shoulder. Behind them, another girl eavesdrops, peeking through the door. A charming Harunobu print and lovely old reprint of this subject. A very high quality reprint with beautiful soft color that would make an excellent display.
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 13" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.