|Stockno.:||20-161||Artist:||Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木 春信 (1725-1770) ||Description: ||Spying on a couple making love, from an untitled series.
A young girl holds scissors in one hand, the other wrapped around her lover who seems to have interrupted her making origami. Another is peeping from behind a shoji panel. In the adjacent room a display of Hina dolls indicating this scene takes place during Hinamatsuri, the Girl’s Day festival, which is celebrated annually on the 3rd day of the 3rd month. c. 1768
||Signed:||Unsigned||Size:||Chuban yoko-e||Condition:||Fine impression, colour and condition. Exceptional in every way.||Price:||Ask us||Reference:||Uhlenbeck and Winkel, Japanese Erotic Fantasies, 2005, p. 92, no. 16 Hayashi and Lane (eds.), The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga, no. 21, Harunobu, 1998, pl. 17 Shirakura, Eiri shunga ehon mokuroku, 2007, p. 228|