YOSHIDA -- "Hodakayama After Rain"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Hodakayama After Rain" ("Ugo no Hodakayama")
Date 1927
Red "Jizuri seal" (left margin), artist's "pencil-signature" and "pencil-title" lower margin, "brush-signed" and "sealed" by artist within image.
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
Series na
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer Blocks cut by Mayeda.
Image Size LARGE 21 3/8 x 28, plus margins. (24 x 32 overall)
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to trees and foreground; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Scattered soft creasing, mostly top/bottom margins; light wear; light toning.)
No prior mounts--stored since 1946.
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" Abe #99; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #310.
Comments An impressively large and colorful design. One of Hiroshi's largest lifetime prints (quite difficult to print)--of which only about 50 prints were ever printed by the Yoshida Studio. An important, over-sized print--RARELY seen.
Item # BH-15
Price $5700 (Sold/FC)