Two Court Ladies Admire the Cherry Trees

Diptych of polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper | 20.8 x 18.1cm | c. 1820

Yashima Gakutei

As the audience for surimono was a sophisticated and educated one, the artists had more latitude in choosing subject matter and style than in the arena of commercial "ukiyo-e." Consequently, in addition to developing new print themes, such as still l...
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