YOSHIDA -- "Yamanaka Lake"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Yamanaka Lake" ("Yamanaka-ko")
Date 1927
"First Edition" (only printing) 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.
Two "impressed" (embossed) seals lower/left margin (instead of "jizuri seal")
Image Size LARGE 17 3/4 x 23 5/8, plus margins. (21 1/2 x 27 overall)
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to Fuji's snowy flanks; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Small archival repair right verso margin; some minor soft creasing; few surface scratches; slight wear; light toning.)
No prior mounts--stored since 1946.
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" Abe #118; Blair 1936 Toledo Exhibition #217.
Comments An impressively large and handsomely reflected Mt Fuji 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-16
Price $6200 (SOld/NK)