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 - Attractive surimono design of a beauty at right holding a teakettle, a tray with bowls nearby as she prepares to serve the first tea of the New Year. At left, another woman fans the coals of a hibachi as young child hangs over the edge. A charming design.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 8 5/8" 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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