Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Hirakawa Bridge"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Hirakawa Bridge"
Date 1929; "Jizuri" seal, "brush-signed" and "sealed" by artist in image. Pencil-signed in margin by artist.
Provenance Private placement.
Consigned by a knowledgable collector/dealer.
Series "Twelve Scenes of Tokyo"
("Tokyo juni dai")
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri" seal;
Blocks cut by Maeda Yujiro.
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors.

Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; faint discoloration upper top margins.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #68.
Comments A beautiful nighttime scene of a moonlit Hirakawa Bridge. Seldom seen.
Item # PA-60
Price $1,950 (Sold/AP)