Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "Sailing Boats - Morning (Dai-Oban Format)"
|Title||Sailing Boats - Morning (Dai-Oban Format)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||The Inland Sea Series|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Abe #40|
|Size||21 -1/4 x 15 -1/2 " (Dai-Oban Format)|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Titled and signed in pencil by the artist. Jizuri seal in the upper left margin. Blocks carved by Maeda. Yoshida notes that 15 blocks were carved, and 24 impressions were used to complete the design.
One from the series of six "Sailing Boats" prints that were first seen in America at the Toledo exhibition; serving to establish Yoshida in the Western market. The series of six prints depict sailing boats at various times of the day. They were the largest Japanese prints of their day, being dai-oban; nearly double the size of a standard oban-format print.
THE MOST STRIKING DESIGN OF THE SIX SAILING BOAT PRINTS.