About this artwork
Two women in light, semi-transparent, summer kimono are relaxing by a stream. One has slipped her foot out of her wooden clogs and rests on a bench with her fan close at hand. The other ties her sash (obi), and has placed a brazier, pipe, and tobacco pouch on the bench.
This is the second edition of a calendar print, with all of the year markings removed from the printing blocks. In its original edition, the imperial reign name of the year (second year of the Meiwa era, or 1765) appeared on the fan and on the brazier. In the Art Institute’s print, the fan bears the crest of a popular Kabuki actor.
Currently Off View
- Asian Art
- Suzuki Harunobu
- By the Stream
- Color woodblock print; left sheet of chuban diptych (right sheet: 1925.2032)
- 28.5 x 21.1 cm
- Clarence Buckingham Collection