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Azalea Garden - つじの庭
by Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876-1950) - 吉田博
|Artist:||Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876-1950) - 吉田博|
|Title:||Azalea Garden - つじの庭|
|Date:||1935 (this artwork: 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. Remnants of original folder mount on verso.|
|Notes:||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. This design is illustrated at plate 200 of Ogura, Tadao et. Al., The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing Co., Ltd., (Tokyo, 1987).
Azalea Garden illustrates the garden of Yoshida's house in Shimo-ochiai.
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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