|Design:||Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850)|
|Title:||Snake and melons|
|Series title:||Comparison of Japanese books|
|Size:||20.8 x 19.0 cm (chūban)|
|Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks|
Special effects: embossing (kara-zuri) on the paper lining of the tray.
Originally this surimono was privately commissioned and published in 1809. This edition was published from newly carved blocks by Adachi in Tokyo as is certified by the embossed text ‘Adachi’ in the bottom right corner of the print.
Artist’s signature in bottom left print area:
|画||ga||picture||picture by Hokkei|
Series title in white cartouche in top right of the print:
Provenance: Paradise Bound