By: Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770)
Created: 1765-1770, Collection: Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, US Rights: CC-BY
Published early in the history of full-color printing, which began in 1765, many of Harunobu’s prints depict youthful women in domestic settings. Here, a woman holds a morsel as her pet stands on its hind legs. A child sits close behind her. The paper-covered sliding shoji screen stands open to a view of the garden.