Suzuki Harunobu

ca. 1724-70

Elegant Erotic Mane'emon: 8, Blind Shamisen Player at Ikaho in Kozuke
(Furyu enshoku mane'emon)

design number eight from the series of twelve; a couple making love next to a blind shamisen player at the Ikaho hot springs in Kozuke, Mane'emon has just emerged from taking a hot bath himself, ca. 1770

chuban yoko-e 8 1/4 by 11 1/8 in., 21.1 by 28.1 cm

Highlights of Japanese Printmaking Part 4: Shunga, Scholten Japanese Art, 2014, cat. no. 13

Inge Klompmakers, Japanese Erotic Prints: Shunga by Harunobu and Koryusai, 2001, p.69, cat. B.8

price: $4,500


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May 25, 2023

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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