Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- Sailing Boats, Afternoon

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title "Sailing Boats, Afternoon" ("Hansen--Gogo")
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, likely circa 1950's/60'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; lifelike reflection in water; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors; clean backside; full margins. (Some moderate toning to verso margins; very minor matline left image edge--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #42; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #252.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "blue background 'Afternoon' version (without the distant boats left);" five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # CG-975
Price $1275 (Sold)