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Maker(s):Suzuki Harunobu
Culture:Japanese (1724-1770)
Title:Uchiwa Uri [Selling Fans]
Date Made:ca. 1767-1768 (Meiwa 3-4)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 11 1/16 in x 8 1/8 in; 28.1 cm x 20.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Suzuki Harunobu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.250.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical chuban size, nishiki-e. A seller of fans: a young man in light orange kimono with a portable light-green stand that displays many fans: those of Ichikawa Danjuro and Otani Hiroji, leading kabuki actors of Mt. Fuji, or exotic animals such as elephants, etc.

figures; genre scenes; merchants; pleasure quarters; actors; kabuki

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