Re: Surinomo 2

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Posted by Alec W. ( on October 03, 2020 at 22:33:57:

In Reply to: Re: Surinomo 2 posted by Preben on October 03, 2020 at 13:32:43:

I'm no great expert, but both prints *look* like surimono to me, at least in terms of stylistic elements. And both of my attributions are to artists closely associated with surimono production.

In formal terms, surimono are typically defined as " any print first commissioned by a private person or a private institution, such as amateur poets and their clubs but not commercial publishers of prints which were circulated or distributed outside the commercial network of shops." (Forrer, "Surimono in the Rijksmuseum", 2012)

Here's an article on the topic that may be helpful. In particular, it discusses the issue of Meiji-era surimono reprints:


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