SHUNMAN (1757–1820). Looking at surimono. (Sold)
Artist: KUBO SHUNMAN (1757–1820)
Subject: Looking at surimono at New Year.
Description: Three young women are sitting near a single-panel screen (tsuitate) painted with bamboo and the rising sun, symbol of New Year. They are gazing in wonder at a large folded surimono also decorated with a rising sun and a plum tree. A pot with a flowering adonis plant (know in Japanese as fukujusō, or plant of good fortune and longevity), another ubiquitous symbol of New Year, is on the floor.
Signature: Artist’s seal Shunman. Poems signed Genkō Sugawara and Shunman.
Publisher: Privately published by the poets
Size: Kokonotsugiriban surimono, 13,8x21 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with blind printing
Literature: Illustrated in our catalog, Surimono. Poetic Images in Japanese Prints. New Acquisition June 2022, no. 9.
Remarks: Another impression is in the New York Public Library, no. 114456.
Conditions: Fine impression, very good color and conditions.
Item no: D 408