Toshi Yoshida -- "Spring"

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Title "Spring"
("Hakubai ni Mau"
translates as
"Flying around the Plum Tree")
Date 1982
Series Franklin Mint's
"Birds of the Seasons" series.
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio--Commissioned by the Franklin Mint.
Seal, Carver/Printer Pencil-signed (in Japanese "kanji") signature--reads "Yoshida Toshi."
Image Size Unusually Large--image 11 3/4 x 19 58 ("double-oban"). (Teak frame 18 3/4 x 19 5/8.)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Appears Excellent.
Bright/fresh colors. (Some discoloration top of matting.) (Not examined outside of frame--likely top-hinged.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Gorgeous oversized image of two birds in a flowering plum tree--set against a colorful orange background. Nicely framed in round-cornered Japanese style (some wear).
Item # AM-03
Price $625 (Reserved/MT)