Hiroshi Yoshida, 1876-1950

At Itoigawa in the Morning
(Itoigawa nite: Asa)

signed in sumi ink, Yoshida, with red artist's seal Hiroshi, dated on the left margin, Showa yonen saku (made in Showa 4 [1929]), with the print title below, Itoigawa nite, Asa, and in penciled English on the bottom margin, Itoigawa Morning, and signature Hiroshi Yoshida, the artist's baren-shaped and Hiroshi seal blind-printed at lower left corner

10 1/2 by 15 5/8 in., 26.8 by 39.8 cm

Yoshida has been described as occupying the middle ground between shin-hanga and sosaku-hanga. He employed professional printers and carvers (though he sometimes carved portions himself) in the manner of the hanmoto system, but his insistence on overseeing production to ensure that the print is an expression of the artist is a sentiment shared by the sosaku-hanga artists. Yoshida admired the independent values of the sosaku-hanga artists, but he was not satisfied with their production techniques. In his own work, he combined the skills of traditional ukiyo-e printing with his Western-style training to create a completely new kind of woodblock print.

Ogura, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, p. 101, no. 123



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