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Harunobu Eight Views of Edo, Shinagawa no Kihan

Item No A1-92-214
Title Eight Views of Edo, Shinagawa no Kihan
Artist Harunobu
Date ca. 1771
Condition Foxing
Size 17.5×21.5cm
Price SOLD

Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Shikojin, Choeiken, and others as Betsugo. He is considered one of Nishimura Shigenaga’s pupils, but a theory tells he was a pupil of Nishikawa Sukenobu. He took part in an exchange session of the Japanese traditional calendar with pictures twice (in 1765 and 1766) which were in boom at the times, and in cooperation with dilettantes such as Kyosen, engravers, or printers, he opened a new frontier in the technological development of the wood-block multi color print and the color expression, which allowed him to contribute to the creation of the Nishikie (multi-color prints). While being known for the lyric beauty with the customs and manners, he left many wood-block picture books. He is also told to have made autographs.