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This woodblock print depicts two Courtesans under a plum tree with blossoms, one climbing a fence to reach the branches, the other leaning on a stone lantern simply observing.  A poem is overhead, presented like a valance.  Harunobu was the first artist to render full-color prints, making obsolete the two and three-color prints of the past.  This print, with superb use of color, dates to circa 1930 when tourism in Japan was flourishing.   The print measures 5.5" x 3.75" and is matted in black.  The frame measures 8" x 6".    P2030  $85.00

Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770) 'Plum Tree at the Water's Edge'

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