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
During the 1890s, publishers reprinted some of the most popular designs by famous artists like Hokkei, Gakutei, Hokusai and others. In keeping with the surimono tradition, the Meiji printings were equally exquisite, printed with the finest inks and embellished with embossing, lacquered pigments, and other design features. In some cases, the original
Clam Gathering at Shiba-ura Surimono - Charming surimono image of two beauties, a man, and a small boy gathering clams in a basket along the shore at Shiba-ura. One woman shields her eyes with her hand as she looks ahead. An interesting subject.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. A few holes, repaired. Creasing throughout, slight toning and soiling, stains at edges. Please see photos for details.