Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "Lugano (Variant) - Trial Proof"
|Title||Lugano (Variant) - Trial Proof|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Reference No||Abe #20|
|Size||10 -3/4 x 15 -1/2 "|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Light hosho backing. A first state trial/test color impression, with large red Jizuri seal and "Trial Proof" seal below. Brush signed and sealed by the artist.
As noted in Abe, pg. 42 - "The town of Lugano, Abe #20, is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy." Yoshida attempted many trial printings with the same blocks used for prints that were part of the Europe Series. The prints from this series have multiple variant impressions in different colors. Yoshida notes that for the final state, 10 blocks and 46 impressions were used. Four different colors used with the key block.
PROVENANCE: THE YOSHIDA FAMILY COLLECTION