Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博: Plum Gateway 梅之家 (Sold)

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Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) 吉田博
Title: Plum Gateway 梅之家
Date: 1935

A woman bends towards her small child, both silhouetted in the gateway to a private residence in Ome in Tokyo. Another woman, with a child on her back, turns to look. Perhaps the children are calling to one another? It is early spring, and a weeping cherry prepares to fully blossom. According to the artist, 55 impressions were required to create this design. The color of the sky is both singular and subtle, a testament to the attention to detail that Hiroshi lavished on his prints to get the colors exactly as he saw them.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. .
Dimensions: 40 x 26.7 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Ogura, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, no. 205. See MFA, AIC online.
Seal: Artist’s red seal, lower left and "jizuri" in left margin
Signature: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil and Yoshida in ink