Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "The Taj Mahal Gardens" (JIZURI)

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
(1876-1950)
Title "The Taj Mahal Gardens"
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Date 1931; "Jizuri" seal
"Pencil-signed" in margin by artist, "brush-signed" and "sealed" by artist in image.
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Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a knowledgable collector/dealer.
Series "India and Southeast Asia"
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Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri" seal;
Blocks cut by Maeda Yujiro.
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to pathway, trees, and temple; extremely life-like reflection; crisply detailed lines. (Tiny sticker verso margin: "H. Takemura & Co. Yokohama Japan")
Condition Very Good++.
Very Good colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Faint discoloration bottom and sides; some fading, light wear.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #154; Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #266.
Comments Yoshida's famous Taj Mahal image. Required 30-50 superimposed impressions to complete printing per Blair. Seldom seen.
Item # PA-63
Price $3,250