Mitate (Parody) of Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

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Mitate (Parody) of Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Paintings / Edo

By Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-70)

Edo period, 18th century

横大判 紅摺絵

1枚

Important Art Object

The “Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove” was a popular subject matter in Japanese painting. These hermit-sages of ancient China gathered in a bamboo grove to engage in cultured pursuits. In this print, the artist Harunobu creates a playful variation of this subject matter by replacing the sages with seven Japanese women contesting their beauty.(20160830_h10-2)

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