Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "Mt. Fuji at Dusk"
|Title||Mt. Fuji at Dusk|
|Medium||Original Sumi-e Painting on Silk|
|Reference No||Uncatalogued - Original Painting|
|Size||16 -3/4 x 47 " (painting); 21 -3/4 x 56 -1/2 " (mounting)|
Notes: Signed (early signature) and red chop by the artist. Attached to the original mounting and period frame. Paintings in this format were often commissioned and placed above entrances to a home, restaurant and other public establishments.
'Hiroshi created paintings throughout his career. He made many paintings early in his life during his watercolor period and a number of them later in life during his woodcut period. In fact, most of Hiroshi's existing works are paintings, and characteristics of his style can be seen in them. However, for a twenty-year period between 1910 and 1930, while he was in his early thirties to his early fifties, Hiroshi concentrated almost exclusively on paintings.
Hiroshi had a deep attachment to mountains as subject matter. He spent summers climbing and painting the Japan Alps, making many size-twelve paintings (60.6 x 45.5 cm), the biggest canvases he could carry with him, and sometimes translated those images into even larger works back in the studio.'