||"Hodakayama After Rain" ("Ugo no Hodakayama")
Red "Jizuri seal" (left margin),
artist's "pencil-signature" and "pencil-title" lower margin,
"brush-signed" and "sealed" by artist within image.
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman
Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
||Yoshida Family Studio
||Blocks cut by Mayeda.
||LARGE 21 3/8 x 28, plus margins. (24 x 32 overall)
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to trees and foreground; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
||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.
||"The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" Abe #99; Blair 1930 Toledo
||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.