Shinobazu Pond, 1928

by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

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Shinobazu Pond, 1928 by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Original Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shinobazu Pond, 1928

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.

Comments - Attractive view of two beauties enjoying a stroll around Shinobazu Pond with temple building on the shore behind them. A willow tree frames the view and cherry trees covered with soft pink blossoms dot the grounds. Beautiful handling of the shimmering reflections in the water of the pond. A lovely design of this famous location. Printed by the Yoshida Print Workshop in 1971, with seal on reverse reading "Yoshida Print Workshop/Printer: Hikomatsu/1971."

Signed - Hiroshi Yoshida in bottom margin (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, 1971 edition with seal on reverse

Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at corners. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Shinobazu Pond, 1928 by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Shinobazu Pond, 1928 by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)