Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- Sailing Boats, Mist

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title "Sailing Boats, Mist"
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, circa 1960's/70'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 Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflection in water; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean backside; full margins. (Very faint/scattered spotting to margins--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #43; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #253.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "greyish background 'Mist' version" (with distant, faint sailboats left); five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # BG-331
Price $1450 (Sold)