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 - Attractive surimono in an unusual oban diptych format featuring a vase of peonies beside a black lacquer box holding poem slips. A border in the form of an unrolled scroll surrounds the verse at left. A handsome design.
Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 19"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Vertical centerfold. Please see photos for details.
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