Japanese Woodblock Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original
Comments - Interesting surimono of a knife resting alongside a snakeskin sheath atop a red cloth and a piece of black fur. The sheath is detailed with fine embossing on the snakeskin and the green areas, while the red cloth has delicate embossed lines. A nicely detailed design.
Artist - Hokuba (1771 - 1844)
Image Size - 5 3/8" x 10 3/4"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small repair, rubbing, spotting, a few creases, stain. Please see photos for details.
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