Arts and Designs of Japan
October Selection October 2019

Artist Harunobu
Title Courtesan Nenoka holding a rat
Book page from Ehon Seiro Bijin Awase (Picturebook Comparing the Beauties of the Green Houses)
Date 1770
Format Book page (6 1/2" X 10 5/8")
Comment One page from a five volume set of portraits of 167 courtesans engaged in everyday activities. It was published in the last year of Harunobu's life. See Hillier The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 326-328.
Price $150.
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