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Artist: Suzuki Harunobu (鈴木春信)

Print: Hotei fording a river with a young woman on his back

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Dates: circa 1769,created
Dimensions: 4.75 in,24.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
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Signed:Suzuki Harunobu
鈴木春信

Related links: Yale University Art Gallery; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - chūban example for comparison; Museum of Fine Arts - Shigenaga example for comparison;

Physical description:

Hotei was one of Harunobu's favorite subjects, especially of humorous prints. "Possibly a parody of the michiyuki scene in the play Ohan and Chōemon." [This information is from a similar Harunobu print at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.]

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Illustrated in 1) Pins, page 130, #230.

2) Edo Culture in Japanese Prints by George J. Lee, Yale, 1972, #6.