Chinese Nobleman on a Horse and Boy Surimono

by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

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Chinese Nobleman on a Horse and Boy Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

Original Hokkei (1780 - 1850) Japanese Woodblock Print
Chinese Nobleman on a Horse and Boy Surimono

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 Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today.

Comments - Lovely original Edo era surimono of a Chinese nobleman riding a horse led by a young boy, who stands beside him with the rein in one hand and a fan atop a pole in the other. The man wears an intricately detailed robe and an elegant hat tied under his chin with a cord. The fan depicts a mountaintop with constellations in the sky. Beautifully drawn with delicate line work and detailed with accents of metallic pigment that have oxidized to a dark tone, and an allover dusting of mica.

Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

Image Size - 8 1/4" x 9 3/8"

Condition - Excellent detail. No repairs or damage.

Chinese Nobleman on a Horse and Boy Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Chinese Nobleman on a Horse and Boy Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

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