Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- “Shizhongshan” (South China)

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
Title “Shizhongshan” ("Shi-chung-shan" South China);
Date 1940;
"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 na
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; "gauffrage" (embossing) to temple, boats, and distant buildings; nicely detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent, fresh colors.
Very clean front and verso.
(Light toning; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #235.
Comments From sketches created 1939 when sent to China as an artist/reporter for the Japanese Army. (Colors better than Abe's "Complete Yoshida" example print.) Lifetime printing. Seldom seen.
Item # PR-03
Price $1125 (Sold/AM)