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Harunobu
Suzuki Harunobu, ca. 1724-70
Young Beauty Carrying a Child Pulling a Flower Cart

signed Harunobu ga, ca. 1770
chuban tate-e 10 3/8 by 7 5/8 in., 26.2 by 19.4 cm
A teenaged girl, wearing a furisode (lit. 'swinging sleeves') kimono decorated with an alternating pattern of stylized chidori (plovers) and clusters of snow-covered bamboo, walks while holding a small boy in her arms. As she steps forward her kimono opens at the hem to reveal a peek at her bare leg. The child holds a long cord attached to a small flower cart containing a basketwork vase with an arrangement of autumnal leaves and grasses including chrysanthemums and kikyo (bell flowers).
Reference:
Art Institute of Chicago (artic.edu), from the Clarence Buckingham Collection, accession no. 1928.919
price: $ 12,000