Hiroshi Yoshida 吉田博 : Kiso River 木曽川 (Sold)

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Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Title: Kiso River (Kisogawa) 木曽川
Date: 1927

Motorless wooden boats float in the shallows of the Kiso River, sunset creating an orange-pink mirror of water. We see several figures on the sandbar that must be securing the watercraft for the evening. The donjon of the Inuyama castle rises on a forested hill in the distance. This timeless scene shows no signs of concrete or motor–a breath of peaceful air from the past. From a collection that was purchased in Japan during the US Occupation in the 1940s; never framed. Early edition, with pristine, subtle colors that cannot be compared with works that have been framed and exposed to fading.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. 
Dimensions: ôban 27.5 x 40.4 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Abe catalog number 85. See MFA, AIC MIA
Seal: Jizuri (“self-printed”) in ink
Signature: Yoshida in ink and Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil