Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- Sailing Boats, Night

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title "Sailing Boats, Night" ("Hansen--Yoru")
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, likely 1950's/early60's (Sticker on frame's backside is pre-Zip-code, hence pre-1963).
Series "Inland Sea Series" ("Seto-Naikai Shu")
Publisher Yoshida Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer Blocks cut by Mayeda.
Image Size Very LARGE format: 14 1/8 x 20 ("DOUBLE-oban") (In 19 3/4 x 26 inch frame.)
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; lifelike reflection in water; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors; full margins exposed. (NOT examined outside of frame--but appears flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #45; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #255.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "dark bluish-green background 'Night' version" (with distant sailboats left); five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # BG-113
Price $1275 (Sold) (With nice "bamboo-faux" frame)