Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1876-1950). Japanese shin-hanga woodblock print titled "A Little Restaurant" depicting a woman standing outside a lit restaurant at night, 1933. Pencil signed along the lower right; titled along the lower left.
One of the leading figures in the Japanese Shin-hanga movement, Hiroshi Yoshida was born in Fukuoka in 1876. In 1893, he moved to Kyoto and studied yoga and nihonga styles of painting and watercolors. It came only in middle age he started collaborating with the shin-hanga publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. Despite his late debut as a shin-hanga printmaker, he successfully put himself on the map as the greatest artist of the shin-hanga style and is especially noted for his excellent landscape prints. His prints are highly recognized in both Japan and overseas.Height: 15 1/2 in x width: 10 1/2 in.
There are no visible tears, creases, or losses. The sheet is toned. There are several dark spots along the right margin, possibly ink transfer. There are no signs of restoration under UV light. Not framed.
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