Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- “The Jungfrau” (Swiss Alps)

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title “The Jungfrau” (Swiss Alps);
Date 1925;
Red "Jizuri seal" (left margin), artist's "pencil-signature" and "pencil-title" lower margin, "brush-signed" and "sealed" by artist within image.
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman Lt Col Frank Fliniau--POW 1942-45, stationed in Tokyo 1946-58.
Series "Europe Series"
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri seal"
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; extensive deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to mountains and snow areas; nicely detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Two tiny tears top/bottom, archivally repaired; bumping bottom margin; light toning; wear.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #15.
Comments Early 1925 snow-covered Swiss Alps image. One of three variant impressions of different colors. Lifetime printing. Seldom seen.
Item # PR-02
Price $1150 (Sold/NK)