Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Kita and Mano Mountains"

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title "Kita and Mano Mountains" ("Kita-Dake To Mano-Dake")
Date 1928; "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 "Southern Japanese Alps"
("Nihon Minami Arupusu Shu")
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri" seal;
Blocks cut by Maeda Yujiro.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving. (Normal "drying hole" top margin.)
Condition Very Good.
Very Good colors.

Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; light wear; faint discoloration to margins.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #129; Blair's 1936 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #244.
Comments A majestic mountain scene with climbers at camp. Blair: "An edition of 95 impressions." Seldom seen.
Item # PA-61
Price $1,750 (Sold/AP)