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Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "El Capitan"

"El Capitan" by Yoshida, Hiroshi
Catalog ID A2092
Artist Hiroshi Yoshida
Title El Capitan
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title United States
Edition First
Date 1925
Publisher The Artist
Reference No Abe #10
Size 16 -1/2 x 11 " (over-sized margins)
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: A superb example, displaying much stronger overall colors then the example shown in the Abe catalog. Large, over-sized margins. Brush signed and sealed by the artist. Early, Red-brown jizuri seal in upper left margin. In his 1939 book, Yoshida notes that 6 blocks and 33 impressions were used.

"One of six prints from the United States series, Hiroshi also executed a Europe series, which consisted of eleven images. Both sets of prints were the first he undertook in his new printmaking studio, which he set up in the fall of 1925." - A Japanese Legacy, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; pg. 45.

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