Hyoroku

Toshi Yoshida

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Fine woodblock print "Hyoroku" is by Toshi Yoshida. This print is so well illustrated because you can almost feel the lively atmosphere just from looking at this print.  Personally, I like the gentle lights through Shoji (Japanese washi paper windows and lanterns), it brings heartwarming atmosphere.  First printed in 1951. This is a later edition. Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" English title "Hyoroku"(impressed) on the bottom margin. Dated 1951 and Japanese title "瓢六" (Hyoroku) in Japanese on the left margin. Later printing stamp "atozuri" and printer's stamp "Shinkichi Numabe" on verso as shown. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 x 16 inches (28 x 40.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 5/8 x 14 and 3/4 inches (24.5 x 37.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1951, This print is later edition from original blocks.
Signed: Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition.  Typical faintest printer's ink smudge on the right margin.