Hoshi Jōichi: Great Tree (small)
Artist: Hoshi Jōichi
Title: Great Tree (small)
Portrait of a large tree, perhaps an oak, but rendered almost like a miniature in its detail. The background is layered with both soft blues and yellows with gold and silver highlights, and the tree itself ranges from bronze to golden yellow. Hoshi’s unique techniques have been imitated but never equalled.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. One tape remnant upper left.
Publisher: Self printed.
Literature: See “Joichi Hoshi: Catalog of All Tree Woodblock Prints”, figure 335.
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Joichi Hoshi