Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Sailing Boats, Forenoon"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title "Sailing Boats, Forenoon"
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. Bears "Toku" seal (meaning "special") upper left margin.
Image Size Very LARGE format: 14 1/8 x 20 ("DOUBLE-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflection in water; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good++. Very good colors; full margins. (Tape residues to verso margins not affecting image; some discoloration to left front margin (easily matted over).)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #41; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #251.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "light blue background 'Forenoon' version (with distant boats left);" five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # BG-334
Price $1300 (Sold)