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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 artwork: Posthumous strike)|
|Publisher:||Yoshida Studio - 吉田|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Oban - 大判, 24.7 x 37.3cm (image size)|
|Condition:||Fine. Nice light embossing. Light age mellowing of the paper and colour pallette suggest a 1950s/60s printing (not recent). There are two paper drying holes in the left margin.|
|Notes:||The drum bridge at Kameido with ancient Wisteria in full bloom. Widely considered to be among Hiroshi Yoshida's masterpieces. This is an early posthumous edition (I suspect 1950's) using the same colour palette as the original life-time strikes (recent printings have a more vivid palette). The posthumous examples were printed using the same number of blocks as the originals. Date and title in the left margin. Signed Yoshida, with artist's seal Hiroshi, in the image area. Vivid, pristine colours. 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.
|Search:||Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876-1950) (See more prints by this artist)|
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