Hiroshi Yoshida, 1876-1950
The Southern Japan Alps Series: Above the Clouds
(Nihon Minami Alps Shu: Unn Pyou)
signed in sumi ink, Yoshida, with artist's seal Hiroshi, with jizuri (self-printed) seal on upper left margin, followed by date, Showa sanen saku (made in Showa 3 ), with series title Nihon Minami Arupusu Shu, and print title, Unn Pyou; and in penciled English on bottom margin, Above the cloud, Hiroshi Yoshida
oban yoko-e 10 3/4 by 15 7/8 in., 27.3 by 40.2 cm
Like Goyo (1880-1921), Yoshida produced his first prints with Watanabe Shozaburo(1885-1962) before hiring professional carvers and printers to work in his own studio which he establish in 1925. Prints produced with his oversight bear the jizuri (self-printed) seal. Having complete control of the process allowed Yoshida to experiment with light and colors at will. While it is not unusual for impressions of woodblock prints to vary, Yoshida exploited those opportunities to make subtle adjustments which change the overall effect.
Ogura, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, p. 105, no. 131
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