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 - An amusing comic surimono print depicting a beauty with a puffer or blowfish on her head and her servant, who wears a jellyfish on his head. Detailed with delicate embossing on the beauty's white under robe. An interesting and unusual subject.
Artist - Shigenobu I (1787 - 1832)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Some prints have a couple creases at edges or spots. Please see photos for details.
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