Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Sailing Boats, Afternoon"

(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title "Sailing Boats, Afternoon"
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, circa 1970's/80's.
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")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to outline of sailboat, sails, and reflection; life-like reflection in water; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean backside; full margins. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #42; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #252.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "blue background 'Afternoon' version (without the distant boats left);" five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # BG-330
Price $1475 (Sold)