Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770), 'Bijinga', Classical literature, Bijinga. This Japanese Woodblock print depicts a woman and her maid walking by a river in snow with umbrellas and three small birds in flight. This is a 'Surimono' print, which is a print that has a poem, which can be seen at the top of the print in Kanji. The poem, by Ki no Tomonori, is from a set illustrating poems by the Thirty-six Immortal Poets. It is signed with Harunobu's Kanji cipher and a publisher seal. The original woodblock print, is from the Edo period, c1765, this one c1920, unframed, 10.75" x 8". This lovely woodblock has gorgeous colors with nice saturation. It is in excellent condition, with a tiny bit of stray paper on the backside of the right edge, where it had been tipped into a portfolio. There is no damage, just a tiny bit of paper residue.
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