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|Notes (1st edition)|
|Publisher (this edition):||Hiroshi Yoshida||Hiroshi Yoshida||Hiroshi Yoshida|
|Date of this item:||<=1950|
|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|"SARASUWA POND", A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK BY ARTIST HIROSHI YOSHIDA.
The actual print measures about 10 x 15 inches while the outside dimensions of the bamboo frame are 14 x 18 inches.
The title, signature and other markings on the print are shown above and below.
On the reverse of this long ago framed under glass print is the label of the Tokyo company which framed the piece.
|Note: the Takemura distributer seal on the verso dates this print to circa <=1940. It is most likely the Takemura's premises was totally destroyed in the Allied firebombing of Yokohama toward the end of the war.
Date: original 1933, first edition with pencil signature bottom right margin and jizuri seal upper left margin
Size: oban, approx. 10.5" x 15.6" overall
Condition: G, light overall toning, paper losses at top center in margin and upper right corner in margin, left and top margins are slightly trimmed, small Takamura store label on verso
Impression: Fine, first edition impression, with excellent texture, strong key lines
Color: VG, good color, nice bleed through to verso
Documentation: The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida
This print has some damages and has been previously framed. In perfect condition it would retail for approximately $xxx. This print could be framed to excellent effect.
|Thursday, 22 January 2009
Lovely Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshi Yoshida. Signed and titled Sarusawa Pond in pencil. Seal marks and jizuri seal. Very faint mat burn on back and slight evidence in margins. Nice color but I would assume it is slightly faded. Sightsize 9 1/2 X 14 1/2.