Hiroshi Yoshida 吉田博: Evening After Rain 雨後の夕
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Title: Evening After Rain 雨後の夕
Sunset view of a single sailboat gliding on placid waters as dusk falls. We see lights reflecting against the far shore, and the near shore reflects a pink sunset. There are many subtle variations of lavender, blue and rose. Yoshida was the consummate perfectionist when it came to capturing the exact colors of the scenes that he experienced. This is from the Inland Sea series. Provenance: Purchased directly from the Yoshida Family, this work has never been circulated. Extremely fresh and clean, and cannot be compared with examples that have been passed around for decades and/or framed. Hiroshi noted that there were many impressions needed from the same block to create [the special effects of] the mountains.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Dimensions: ôban (27.7 x 40.5 cm)
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Abe catalog number 39. See MFA online.
Seal: Jizuri (“self-printed”) in ink
Signature: Yoshida in ink (Japanese) and Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil (Romaji)