Smoking on a Bench

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

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; chuban.

Date:

1765

Artist:

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

About this artwork

As she sits on a bench smoking, a young woman is shocked to see a vision of a courtesan appear in the smoke.
This work is also a calendar print for the year 1765; the long months appear in the curly-cue pattern on her robe. The print bears no signature, though it has been attributed to Harunobu, as have many unsigned egoyomi of the period.

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Asian Art

Artist

Suzuki Harunobu

Title

Smoking on a Bench

Origin

Japan

Date

1765

Medium

Color woodblock print; chuban

Dimensions

23.6 x 17.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1942.88

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