Hodakayama, 1926

by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

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Hodakayama, 1926 by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Original Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hodakayama, 1926

Series; Twelve Scenes in the Japanese Alps
Summer Shin-hanga Exhibition

Hiroshi Yoshida - Hiroshi Yoshida was one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century and a leader in the shin-hanga or new print movement in Japan. He and his son, Toshi, traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching the people and places around them. Best known for his beautiful landscapes, his prints are richly detailed and he was especially skilled at capturing the effects of light and reflections on water. After 1925, Hiroshi Yoshida began self-publishing his own works, hiring his own carvers and printers and supervising them very closely. He was a highly skilled carver and printer in his own right, using a special "jizuri" seal to denote the designs he worked on himself. His lovely woodblocks are beautiful examples of 20th century Japanese printmaking.

Hodakayama, 1926 - Serene view of the lake high in the Japanese Alps at Hodakayama. The surface of the water is alive with the shimmering reflections of the softly colored trees along the shore at center and the darker tones of the pine trees at left, a patch of yellow field in the center bright with sunlight. A beautiful composition with lovely color.

Signed - Hiroshi Yoshida in bottom margin (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition

Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Drying holes in top corners. Slight toning, a few small spots and light marks in margins. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Hodakayama, 1926 by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Hodakayama, 1926 by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)