Carrying a Plum Branch with Letters Surimono

by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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Carrying a Plum Branch with Letters Surimono by Edo era artist (unsigned)

Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Carrying a Plum Branch with Letters 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 - Interesting surimono design of a man carrying a blossoming plum branch over his shoulder with several letters hanging from it. He grins happily as he walks along, a young child in a red print kimono dancing before him. Nicely detailed with metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the man's kimono.

Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 8 3/8" x 7 1/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight soiling, a couple creases. Please see photos for details.

Carrying a Plum Branch with Letters Surimono by Edo era artist (unsigned)
Carrying a Plum Branch with Letters Surimono by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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