Group of 16 woodblock printed saitan (surimono) Lovely range of designs by various artists
[Japan] Wonderful group of saitan depicting an interesting range of subjects. Usually such woodblock prints in this format were commissioned by the patrons of artists or were used at poetry contests. In many cases, the prints were of a quality higher than usual for woodblock prints with embossing and other luxurious touches. The artists represented here are Hokkei, Shunman, Shinsai, Yanagawa Shigenobu, Setsuri, Hokusai, Utamaro, and Gakutei. Mid-Meiji era (c1880s).
16 single prints. Each approx. 21 x 18cm.
In very good condition. Slightly age darkened. Only one has some chipping and loss at edges along with a small hole at lower right. All the other 15 are very good. Most are unbacked. u34031141