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Taj Mahal Night = 1931, Color Woodblock.

Edition not stated, Abe 155. Signed in brush Yoshida and in pencil Hiroshi Yoshida.

Image size 9 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches (444 x 375 mm); sheet size 10 7/8 x 16 inches (276 x 406 mm).

A superb, early impression, with fresh colors; the full sheet with margins, on cream Japan paper; areas of slight toning to the sheet edges, verso, otherwise in excellent condition. Marked with a jizuri (self-printed) seal, upper left margin. Self-published by the artist.

Provenance: M. Nakazawa, Tokyo.

$4400.


Chion-in Temple Gate (Sunset) from the series Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms (Sakura hachi dai: Sakura mon) = 1935, Color Woodblock.

Edition not stated, Abe 194. Signed in brush Yoshida and in pencil Hiroshi Yoshida.

Image size 9 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches (444 x 375 mm); sheet size 10 7/8 x 16 inches (276 x 406 mm).

A superb, early impression, with fresh colors; the full sheet with margins, on cream Japan paper; an area of slight toning in the top right sheet corner, not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Marked with a jizuri (self-printed) seal, upper left margin. Self-published by the artist.

Literature: Japanese Landscapes of the 20th century (Hotei Publishing calendar), 2001, May.

Collections: Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

$3600.


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