Shinsai (circa 1764 - 1823) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Women and Children Gathering Abalone into a Basket
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 print of an abalone diver and two young boys on the shore around a large wicker basket. One of the boys holds up a shell, examining it closely. The beauty leans on the edge of the basket, her other hand held high. Her kimono is loosely wrapped about her, falling open at the chest. A wonderfully detailed subject.
Artist - Shinsai (circa 1764 - 1823)
Image Size - 8" x 7"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few wormholes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.