Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Sailing Boats, Morning" (#2)

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Sailing Boats, Morning"
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, circa 1970's/80'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 Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffraged" to waves; life-like reflection in water; crisply detailed lines. (Faint ink-smudge lower/right margin.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Clean backside; full margins. (Slight waviness; slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #40; Blair 1930 Toledo Exhibition #250.
Comments Very large ("double-oban") beautiful Yoshida "sailboat image." Seldom seen--impressively large format and difficult to print. This is the "brilliantly backlit background 'Morning' version (with distant boats left);" five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # DG-163
Price $1550 (Sold/TL)