Toshi Yoshida -- "Winter" (#3)

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Title "Winter"
("Sekisetsu no Hakagei ni" translates as
"Sitting Under Snow-covered Leaves")
Date 1982
Series Franklin Mint's
"Birds of the Seasons" series.
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio--Commissioned by the Franklin Mint.
Seal, Carver/Printer Pencil-signed (in Japanese "kanji") signature--reads "Yoshida Toshi."
Image Size Unusually Large--image 11 3/4 x 19 5/8 ("double-oban"). (Teak frame 18 3/4 x 19 5/8.)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; distinctly visible "woodgrain" to entire blue-grey background; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Appears Excellent.
Bright/fresh colors. (Not examined outside of frame--likely top-hinged.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Gorgeous oversized image of a bird perched atop a snow-covered nanten bush. Nicely framed in round-cornered Japanese style (light wear).
Item # DG-547
Price $565