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Kameido Bridge - 亀井戸
by Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876-1950) - 吉田博
|Artist:||Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876-1950) - 吉田博|
|Title:||Kameido Bridge - 亀井戸|
|Series:||12 Scenes of Tokyo|
|Date:||1927 (this item: First/Early edition)|
|Publisher:||Yoshida Studio - 吉田|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Oban - 大判, 24.7 x 37.3cm (image size)|
|Condition:||Fine. Light even age toning on the verso (the verso image below shows the verso too white). Remnants of original folder mount on verso.|
|Notes:||The drum bridge at Kameido with ancient Wisteria in full bloom. Widely considered to be among Hiroshi Yoshida's masterpieces. Early edition with the all-important jizuri (self printed) seal in left margin, followed by the date, and title. Signed in sumi ink, Yoshida, with artist's seal Hiroshi, in the image area. Vivid, pristine colours. See a discussion of the jizuri seal here. Ten blocks and 88 impressions were used, with Yoshida having mentioned "Special Features - Figures in different colours by overlapping".
One of the most labour-intensive printings for any of his designs.
This print was purchased from a consignment of over 75 woodblock prints (by Koitsu and Yoshida), all with datings from the 1930's to no later than the early 1950's. All but a couple of these prints seem to have never been displayed and have vivid pristine colours on creaseless paper. They were probably purchased and then simply stored for the last 60+ years.
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