Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博: "A Junk" Process Set (Sold)
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) 吉田博
Title: "A Junk" Process Set
Date: ca. 1939
Five prints plus an Order of Printing sheet that explains the making of this print in English. With HIroshi’s stamped signature on last two sheets, as usual. As we can see from the explanatory sheet, this set seems intended to educate his western, print-buying customers in the complex enterprise of creating an original Japanese woodblock print. It explains that the eight blocks that were used, and on the left edge of each block we see the color that was applied as well as the delicate bokashi that was employed when needed to create depth and texture.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. A few very minor specks of foxing.
Dimensions: The five prints are about 31 x 24 cm each.
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: See Portland Art Museum online collection (theirs with cover).
Signature: Printed signature in Romaji at bottom of last two prints (as usual)