Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博: Hayase はやせ (SOLD)

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Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) 吉田博
Title: Hayase はやせ
Date: 1933

The stern of a traditional boat that was used to ferry supplies may be seen lower right. We see pedestrians cross a wooden bridge in springtime, a swift current rushing past the pilings. What must be restaurants overlook this beautiful scene, with cherry blossoms framing the vantage point from the opposite bank of the river. Today one may still see a similar scene on the Takase River in Kyoto.

Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Some pigment smudges from the time of printing.
Dimensions: 26.8 x 40.8 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Ogura, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987,no. 188. See MFA, Minneapolis Institute of Art, VMFA, British Museum.
Seal: Artist’s red seal, lower right and "jizuri" in left margin
Signature: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil and Yoshida in ink