Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "Mt. Rainier (Trial/First State)"
|Title||Mt. Rainier (Trial/First State)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||The United States|
|Edition||First; early red Jizuri seal|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Abe #13|
|Size||15 -1/2 x 21 "|
|Condition||Good/Fine, with multiple areas of restoration.|
Notes: Provenance: The Yoshida Family Collection. A very early trial edition (color variation), with the large first state red jizuri seal and omitted English title/signature. One can see quite a number of "test" colors in the background and along the peak of Mt. Rainier. Yoshida, like many artists would initially print trial impressions until they were comfortable with the overall appearance of the final artist approved design. An affordable price point based on condition; ideal for framing and enjoyment in your home or office.
Yoshida notes that 10 blocks and 46 impressions were used to produce this print; along with embossing on the flowers in the foreground and the glaciers on the mountain. This design was chosen for the front and back covers of the Abe catalog, The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida.
A SEMINAL YOSHIDA IMAGE, AND THE ONLY PRINT COMPLETED OF A WASHINGTON STATE SUBJECT.