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

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Sailing Boats, Evening"
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, circa 1960's/70'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 "gauffrage" to sailboat and distant waves; life-like reflection in water; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Very good colors. Clean front; nearly full margins. (Laid onto rigid mat backing (see "gallery sticker" verso); minor scratch bottom--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 "pinkish background 'Evening' version" (with distant sailboats left); five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # DG-209
Price $1750 (Sold/AS)