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 surimono print of an abalone diver, a boy, and a man gathered around a large basket. The young boy holds up a shell, examining it closely, as the beauty does the same. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Shigenobu I (1787 - 1832)
Image Size - 8 3/8" x 7"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple faint stains. Please see photos for details.