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 - Terrific image of a crow perched on the torii gate of a shrine, with a bold red sun behind it. The bird is silhouetted in black against the red orb, its beak is open as it caws. A rugged pine tree with clusters of dark green needles fills the space behind the gate. Nicely detailed with embossed feathers and embossed horizontal lines across the background behind the sun. A striking surimono design, seldom seen in reprint.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 7"
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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