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Cherry Blossom and Sun Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Item Number: 959428

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Fine Woodblock Reprints
Item Number: 959428
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Cherry Blossom and Sun Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Cherry Blossom and 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 - Dramatic surimono design of a blossoming cherry tree in front of a large red setting sun. The branches are rendered with bold calligraphic strokes, a nice contrast to the more delicate flowers, which featured faintly embossed centers. An attractive image with soft bokashi shading on the sun.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 6 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at sides from previous mounting. Toning, slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Cherry Blossom and Sun Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Cherry Blossom and Sun Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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