Toshi Yoshida -- "Plum Tree and Blue Magpie"

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Artist Toshi YOSHIDA
Title "Plum Tree and Blue Magpie"
("Juzukake no Ume")
Date 1953 (lifetime edition, likely 1950/60's)
Provanance Purchased 1960's -- stored in original folder since.
Series na
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Pencil-signed" by artist.
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to tree's limbs; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Excellent colors.
(Slight toning--otherwise fine.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful, mossy plum blossom image. (BTW, the literal translation of Japanese title is simply "Plum Tree with Tangled Limbs," with no mention of "Magpie.")
Item # GG-296
Price $585