Chinese & Japanese Paintings, Prints & Screens Object Details

Tosa Style Surimono Japan, late 18th century


Woodblock print, depicting two aristocratic lovers exchanging love poems to each other on either side of a sliding door.


17.5cm wide, 19.5cm high


The paper has discoloured and has faded. There is a hole in the paper on the centre left beside the stream.


Surimono were privately commissioned and were not for public sale. They do not have publisher or censor marks and can depict scenes of a more private or romantic nature.

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