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 - Lovely surimono scene of two young Heian era princes sitting before a nobleman in a palace. He holds a shallow cup, four pineapples set out on trays before him. Two beauties kneel on either side of the boys. Beautifully detailed with an embossed diamond pattern on the white robes, and gold mica flecks on the clouds at top and bottom. A charming design.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 7 3/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. Rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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