Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Singapore"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Singapore" ("Shingaporu")
Date 1931; "Jizuri" seal, "brush-signed" and "sealed" by artist in image. Pencil-signed in margin by artist.
Provenance Private placement.
Offered via a discriminating European collector.
Series "India & Southeast Asia"
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri" seal;
Blocks cut by Maeda Yujiro.
Image Size ~ 9 3/8 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to clouds; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Appears Nearly Excellent.
Fresh/strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning, slight wear--per consignor.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #147; Blair's 1936 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #240.
Comments A colorful seaside scene set below towering palm trees. One of 32 prints produced following Yoshida's 1930 travels to southeast Asia and India. Required 30-50 impressions from 18-20 blocks to complete printing per Blair. Seldom seen. (Images provided by consignor.)
Item # KV-06
Price $1,600 (Sold/NK)