Hiroshi Yoshida, Evening on the Chikugo River, Hita

Hiroshi Yoshida, 1876-1950

Evening on the Chikugo River, Hita (blue-green variant)
(Hita Chikagogawa no yoru)

signed in sumi ink, Yoshida, with artist's seal Hiroshi, with artist's jizuri (self-printed) seal in upper left margin, the date and title below, Showa ninen saku (made in Showa 2 [1927]), Hita Chikugogawa no yoru, and in penciled Roman script on the bottom margin, Chikugo River, Hiroshi Yoshida, ca. 1927

oban yoko-e 10 7/8 by 15 3/4 in., 27.6 by 40 cm

This impression, with a predominately blue-green palette, compares more closely with the Muller impression illustrated in The New Wave and the Toledo impression illustrated in Fresh Impressions than the grey-brown variant illustrated in Ogura.

References:
Ogura, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, p. 86, no. 86
Amy Reigle Stephens, ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 119, no. 106
Carolyn Putney, et al., Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 286, cat. 292

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