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Young Man Playing a Ko-Tsuzumi - Suzuki  Harunobu prints
Young Man Playing a Ko-Tsuzumi - Suzuki  Harunobu prints
Young Man Playing a Ko-Tsuzumi - Suzuki  Harunobu prints

Young Man Playing a Ko-Tsuzumi

By Suzuki Harunobu

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Young Man Playing a Ko-Tsuzumi - Suzuki  Harunobu print

Suzuki Harunobu
1768

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Date: 1768

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 28 x 21.2 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: $6000 (excl. taxes)

Description:

signed on the painting of Hotei in the tokonoma, Suzuki Harunobu ga, ca. 1768-69

chuban tate-e 11 by 8 3/8 in., 28 by 21.2 cm

An elegantly dressed young man wearing an outer-robe decorated with stylized cranes is seated before a tokonoma while playing a ko-tsuzumi drum. A closed book in front of him may be a music book or the chant-text from a No play, but the drummer confidently taps from memory. Behind him a bronze vase with chrysanthemum flowers is displayed beneath a sumi ink kakemono (hanging scroll) depicting Hotei with his sack which is signed by Harunobu. To the left an open door leads out to a verandah and a stone water basin with a clump of iris leaves.

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