The Inland Sea Series: Sailing Boats- Evening
(Seto uchi kaishu: Hansen yube)
signed in sumi ink, with red artist's seal Hiroshi and jizuri ('self-printed') seal in upper left margin, with the series title Setonaikai shu, followed by the date, Taisho jugonen saku (made in Taisho 15 ), and the print title below, Hansen yoru, and titled in penciled English on the bottom margin, Sailing Boats- Night, with penciled signature, Hiroshi Yoshida, ca. 1926
21 3/8 by 15 1/4 in., 54.2 by 38.8 cm
According to Yoshida in his book Japanese Wood-Block Printing, fifteen blocks and twenty-five impressions (pulls from the blocks) were required to produce this print.
Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese Wood-Block Printing, 1939, appendix p. 124
Ogura Tadao, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, p. 60, no. 44
Yoshida Hiroshi: Woodblock Print Exhibition, Kushigata Shunsen Museum of Art, 1994, cat. no. 35
Yoshida Hiroshi Exhibition, MOA Museum of Art. 2000, p. 56, no. 64
Kendall H. Brown, et. al., A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002, p. 49, cat. no. 21
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 266-h, cat. no. 261
(inv. no. 10-5155)
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