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 - Terrific surimono design of a traditional saddle, riding crop, and stirrup, with delicate silver mica cranes decorating the saddle front. Great embossed detail on the tasseled cords of the reins and the checked robe. A lovely subject with soft coloring and fine detail.
Artist - Shunman (1757 - 1820)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Light toning, slight soiling, a few indented lines. Please see photos for details.
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