Hasegawa Mitsunobu: A couple plays the incense-guessing game.
Artist: Hasegawa Mitsunobu
Title: A couple plays the incense-guessing game.
Date: ca. 1730
A young woman seated on the floor of an open parlor is holding a kôro (incense burner) and smelling the rising smoke, trying to guess the name of the incense. A young man reclines on the floor at her side, holding a half-open packet of perfume. From an untitled set showing various leisure activites.
Condition: Very good impression and condition. Lightly backed. Center fold.
Literature: “The Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints: The Primitives” by Helen Gunsaulus, AIC, 1955, page 68.