Yoshida: Evening on the Chikugo River in Hida
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi
Title: Evening on the Chikugo River in Hida
Magical evening view of dusk on the Chikugo River (Hida Chikugogawa no yûbe). Lights are turning on and a boat heads to shore. The trees seem to gently wave in the breeze, printed in a unique fashion that gives the boughs movement. The colors on this example present a variant that has deeper blues, brighter oranges and a more evocative feeling overall than the lighter variant in the MFA collection and shown in Abe.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Dimensions: 27 x 40.1 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Abe catalog number 86. Amy Reigle Stephens, ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 119, no. 106. Carolyn M. Putney, et al., Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 286, cat. 292.
Seal: artist’s red seal, lower right and jizuri in left margin
Signature: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil and Yoshida in ink