Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- Sailing Boats, Evening

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title "Sailing Boats, Evening" ("Hansen--Yu")
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, likely 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 to Excellent. Excellent colors; clean backside; full margins. (Some minor wrinkling top edge, small paper remnants verso top edge--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #44; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #254.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "brown background 'Evening' version" (with distant sailboats left); five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # CG-985
Price $1275 (Sold)