Hiroshi YOSHIDA -- "Kameido Bridge" (#10)

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Artist YOSHIDA, Hiroshi
(1876-1950)
Title "Kameido Bridge"
("Kameido")
Date 1927; "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 family of Army serviceman Lt Col Frank Fliniau--POW 1942-45, stationed in Tokyo 1946-58.
Series "Twelve Scenes of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Ju-ni Dai")
Publisher Yoshida Family Studio
Seal, Carver/Printer "Jizuri" seal;
Blocks cut by Maeda Yujiro.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to bridge and railing; extremely life-like reflection; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good++.
Very good colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Faint mat-line bottom and sides; some fading; some discoloration/toning to margins; light wear.)
Reference/Illus "The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida" #62; Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #272.
Comments Yoshida's masterpiece. Required 60 impressions to complete printing per Blair. Seldom seen.
Item # PR-08
Price $1,850