Haruchika beauty blackening her teeth

Haruchika, dates uknown

beauty blackening her teeth before a mirror

signed at lower right, Haruchika hitsu, ca. 1860-70s

chuban yoko-e 9 1/8 by 10 1/8 in., 23.1 by 25.8 cm

In another example where the frame of a mirror suggests a window, in this composition the 'real' beauty is framed by a round vignette against a rosy pink ground which intersects with an ornate black and gold framed mirror.

Although we as of yet have not found a record of an artist using the name Haruchika, it is possible that this is an alternate name for the artist Toyohara Chikaharu (1848-?) who was a student of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912).



Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm preferably for no more than two individuals at a time.
Visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing at their discretion.

site last updated
October 28, 2021

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475