by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Series; A Collection of Thirty-six Birds
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.
Bird Perched on a Mortar and Pestle Surimono - Attractive surimono of a bird perched on a mortar and pestle with a sprig of greenery below, from a series of designs for the Shipporen poetry circle. The bird's feathers are carefully detailed, with embossing at the edge of the tail and on the bird's beak. The edges of the bowl and the leaves are also embossed. An interesting surimono subject rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 9 1/8" x 7 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.