Shigenobu I (1787 - 1832) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Blowfish Woman and Jellyfish Manservant 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 - An amusing comic surimono print depicting a beauty with a puffer or blowfish on her head and her servant, who wears a jellyfish on his head. Detailed with an embossed geometric pattern on the beauty's white under robe, and the blowfish and jellyfish.
Artist - Shigenobu I (1787 - 1832)
Image Size - 8 3/8" x 7 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a couple creases at edges and tiny spots. Please see photos for details.