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Yoshida

Hiroshi Yoshida

1876-1950

Europe Series: The Matterhorn at Night
(Oushuu: Matahorunsan, yoru)

signed in sumi ink within the composition at lower left, Yoshida, with red artist's 'Edelweiss' flower seal, with artist's jizuri ('self printed') seal on upper right margin, followed by date, Taisho 14 (1925), and title Matahorunsan, yoru, titled in English and signed in pencil along the bottom margin, Matterhorn - Night, Hiroshi Yoshida, 1925

obaiban tate-e 21 1/8 by 16 1/8 in., 53.7 by 41.1 cm

According to Yoshida in his book Japanese Wood-Block Printing, fourteen blocks and twenty-three impressions (pulls from the blocks) were required to produce this print. This nighttime view of the village of Zermatt at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland is what Yoshida would call a betsuzuri- a special color variant of the daytime view of Matterhorn which was produced with the same set of blocks.

References:
Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese Wood-Block Printing, 1939, appendix p. 122
Ogura Tadao, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, p. 45, no. 19
Kendall H. Brown, et. al., A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002, p. 45, cat. no. 14
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 248, cat. no. 230
Chiba City Museum of Art, Yoshida Hiroshi: A Retrospective, 2016, p. 147, no. 4-31

price: Sold


Zermatt Village Glow with Matternorn
© Brian Jannsen Photography

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