Suzuki Harunobu

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-70)

The romance of Harunobu’s art is ascribable, on one hand, to his personality, and, on the other, to his attempt to introduce the feeling of real life into the conventionalized “ beauty pictures”. After the establishment of his style in 1765, he continued to maintain and improve it until he finally brought the “Hornbook style” to perfection. He died in 1770 at the still invigorated age of forty-six.