YOSHIDA -- "The Choin-in Temple Gate"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "The Choin-in Temple Gate"
Date 1935; "Jizuri" seal, artist's pencil-signature lower margin, "brush-signed" by artist in image.
Provenance Private placement.
Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series "Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms"
Publisher Yoshida Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri" seal
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to cherry trees; life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent
Very clean front and verso. Excellent colors. (Very slight wear, surface scratch--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #194.
Comments A beautiful springtime cherry blossom image. Excellent colors.
Item # MB-39
Price Special $975 (Sold/NK)
(Reg $1275)