Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1876-1950). Japanese shin-hanga woodblock print titled "Three Little Islands" depicting boats on a twilight sea with three small, rocky islands in the distance, 1930. 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: 10 3/4 in x width: 15 3/4 in.
No visible tears or losses. There a few small creases in the upper right quadrant. There are two minute losses along the top margin. Along the lower left quadrant there is some ink residue down the left margin. There is a small, dark spot along the top margin in the upper left quadrant, possibly ink transfer. There are no signs of restoration under UV light. Not framed.
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