Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "Rapids (Posthumous)"
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Publisher||The Yoshida Family Studio|
|Reference No||Abe #104|
|Size||25 x 37 " (Full Margins)|
|Condition||Very fine, apart from faint toning in margins.|
Notes: The Yoshida Family printed a limited number of Hiroshi's over-sized prints in the late 1950s. Stamped signature in bottom right margin; titled in block in the lower left margin. Provenance: The Yoshida Family Collection.
This design is the second largest of his prints and the stream block was cut by Yoshida himself using a V-shaped gouge and a round chisel. The lines of the big waves were cut by Maeda Yujiro. The print required 12 blocks and 33 impressions to complete a single impression. The print illustrates the upper reaches of the Tone River.
A VERY RARE, POSTHUMOUS PRINTING OF YOSHIDA'S MASTERPIECE DESIGN.