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 by Hokkei based on Moronobu's sketch of a Genroku period beauty. She shyly holds her sleeve to her mouth, dressed in a deep blue kimono patterned with blossoms and circular motifs, tied with a geometric print obi. Detailed with metallic pigment on the kimono and obi. An attractive subject.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few spots. Please see photos for details.
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