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Naniwazu (of the Yamashiroya) reading book
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Naniwazu (of the Yamashiroya) reading book, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yoshiwara bijin awase (Comparison of Yoshiwara Beauties)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2898
Description

Color print depicting a woman lying on the floor, and reading a small book that is on the floor in front of her. She is touching a page of the book with her proper right hand. She is wearing a long, printed robe that is decorated in shades of green and pink. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the print.