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 - Lovely surimono design of several butterflies fluttering about. The dramatic swallowtail butterfly is carefully detailed with delicate legs and a curling proboscis. An attractive subject.
Artist - Shunman (1757 - 1820)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Slight soiling, a few creases, faint diagonal fold. Please see photos for details.
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