Moon and Waves Surimono

by Shunman (1757 - 1820)

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Moon and Waves Surimono by Shunman (1757 - 1820)

Shunman (1757 - 1820) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Moon and Waves Surimono

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. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.

Comments - Fantastic surimono design of waves crashing over rocks, sending up a spray of foam, an enormous full moon visible on the horizon. The waves are deeply embossed, a beautiful detail, and the moon features metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone. The first time we've offered this striking design.

Artist - Shunman (1757 - 1820)

Image Size - 8 1/4" x 7"

Condition - Good detail. Wormhole near edge, repaired.

Moon and Waves Surimono by Shunman (1757 - 1820)
Moon and Waves Surimono by Shunman (1757 - 1820)

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