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Shell Series: Sparrow Shell

Shell Series: Sparrow Shell
by Harunobu, Suzuki (c.1725-1770)

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Artist: Harunobu, Suzuki (c.1725-1770) 鈴木春信
Title: Shell Series: Sparrow Shell
Series: Shell Series
Date 1st edition?Not set
Date of this artwork?Late 1760's (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Chuban
Format (this edition): Chuban
DB artwork code: 31119
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Shell Series: Sparrow Shell

Artist: Harunobu
Format: Small Oban tate-e: 11" x 8"

Subject: The Sparrow Shell. 'Suzeme-Gai'. A young man dallies with his wife while their baby suckles on her bared breast. Provenance: oval red seal of the Theodore Scheiwe Collection on verso bottom left. A magnificent and lyrical Harunobu design.

Date: Late 1760's

Condition: Very good colors with very slight oxidation of the pink pigment. Some small and expert restorations. Very faint horizontal centrefold. Generally exeptional state of preservation.

Impression: Fine impression with the Mosquito net printed in gauffrage.

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