By the Stream

A work made of color woodblock print; left sheet of chuban diptych (right sheet: 1925.2032).
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  • A work made of color woodblock print; left sheet of chuban diptych (right sheet: 1925.2032).

Date:

c. 1765

Artist:

Attributed to Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木 春信
Japanese, 1725 (?)–1770

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.

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Asian Art

Artist

Suzuki Harunobu

Title

By the Stream

Origin

Japan

Date

1760–1770

Medium

Color woodblock print; left sheet of chuban diptych (right sheet: 1925.2032)

Dimensions

28.5 x 21.1 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.2031

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