Japanese Woodblock 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
Comments - Beautiful surimono design of azaleas growing alongside a stream with a brushwood garden fence at lower right. Blossoms in plum, peach and white contrast with green foliage in a handsome asymmetrical composition balanced be a verse in calligraphy at left. Interestingly, the white blossoms do not have a black outline. A lovely and rare original Hokusai surimono and a fine choice for a collector.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 7 1/2" x 20 3/4"
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Vertical folds. Slight toning and rubbing, a few creases and small spots. Please see photos for details.
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