Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Sailing Boats, Night" (#3)

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Sailing Boats, Night"
Date 1926. Impressed signature lower margin, circa 1960's/70's.
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable eastcoast print collector/dealer.
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 a few distant waves; life-like reflection in water (including distant lights); crisply detailed lines. (Faint ink-smudge upper margin.)
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean backside; full margins. (Minor thinning upper verso corner.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #45; 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 "dark bluish-green background 'Night' version" (with distant sailboats left); five other variant states exist for this image (using different colors).
Item # PA-30
Price $1575 (Sold/PB)