The Ashmolean Museum Plum Blossom and Green Willow : Japanese Surimono Poetry Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

Plum Blossom and Green Willow : Japanese Surimono Poetry Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

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An introduction to the art of surimono, illustrated with previously unpublished examples from the Ashmolean Museum's collections

Exquisite in design and technique and usually small in size, surimono have been described as 'jewels of Japanese printmaking' and have great visual appeal. Most consisted of a picture combined with related poems, and the arrangement of the illustration and the calligraphic text was often very beautifully designed. 

This is the first time that the Ashmolean's collection of surimono, mostly from the Jennings-Spalding Gift and containing a number of rare and previously unpublished prints, has ever been catalogued.

Details
  • Author: Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Date published: September 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910807262
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.2 cm

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