Yanagawa Shigemasa (active 1840s - 1860s) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Cranes and Setting Sun Surimono
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 - Fantastic surimono subject of two cranes flying past a large red setting sun. The feathers of the birds are intricately detailed with beautiful embossing, and the sun is softly shaded. A very striking design.
Artist - Yanagawa Shigemasa (active 1840s - 1860s)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 7 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning, a few stains, horizontal crease. Please see photos for details.