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Auction: Japanese and Korean Art
was auctioned on: 18 March 2014
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Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)

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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:  US$15,000
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Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770) Color woodcut: a courtesan of the Ibarakiya brothel coaxing her client to stay, an allusive picture ( mitate-e ) to the legend of Watanabe no Tsuna and the demon Ibaraki at the Rashomon gate, the girl's hidden left arm representing the demon's arm severed by Watanabe no Tsuna, second state of the print with reserve-printed name of the brothel on the entrance curtain--good impression and color, worming chuban tate-e : 11 1/8 x 8¼in. (28.3 x 21cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Japanese and Korean Art
Date of the auction: 18 Mar 2014
Address: Christie's
18 March 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center