Woman of Ohara with Firewood Bundle and Kite Surimono

by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

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Woman of Ohara with Firewood Bundle and Kite Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

Hokkei (1780 - 1850) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Woman of Ohara with Firewood Bundle and Kite 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 - Attractive portrait of a beauty from Ohara balancing a load of firewood atop her head. A miniature yakko-dako or man kite of a yakko or low-ranking servant has become tangled in the brush, and she reaches up to free the kite with one hand, a slightly puzzled expression on her face. A charming surimono design.

Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

Image Size - 7 3/4" x 6 7/8"

Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs and creases.

Woman of Ohara with Firewood Bundle and Kite Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Woman of Ohara with Firewood Bundle and Kite Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

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