Young Woman Riding a Phoenix

A work made of color woodblock print; chuban yoko-e.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; chuban yoko-e.

Date:

1765

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Here, a beautiful young woman riding on a phoenix holds pan pipes (sho) in her hands. The numbers for the long months of the year are visible on her sleeve.
This subject probably refers to a Chinese immortal. One possibility is the sage who was known for his enchanting flute playing, while another is the sage who was often pictured riding a phoenix.

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Artist

Suzuki Harunobu

Title

Young Woman Riding a Phoenix

Origin

Japan

Date

1760–1770

Medium

Color woodblock print; chuban yoko-e

Dimensions

20.5 x 27.7 cm (8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1942.87

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