Turugizan - Morning (Morning on Tsurugisan) from Twelve Scenes in the Japanese Alps by Hiroshi Yoshida

Turugizan - Morning (Morning on Tsurugisan) from Twelve Scenes in the Japanese Alps by Hiroshi Yoshida

Turugizan - Morning (Morning on Tsurugisan) from Twelve Scenes in the Japanese Alps

Hiroshi Yoshida

Title

Turugizan - Morning (Morning on Tsurugisan) from Twelve Scenes in the Japanese Alps

 
Artist
Year
1926 (printed later) 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
14 5/8 x 9 7/8" image 
Signature
stamp signature; signed Yoshida with artist's seal Hiroshi 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
block titled, lower left 
Reference
Yoshida 27; Riccar 19; Toledo 231 This woodcut is illustrated in color as plate 27 of “The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi”, Abe Publishing Co., Ltd., 1987. 
Paper
ivory wove Japanese mulberry 
State
published posthumously 
Publisher
Yoshida family (Watanabe for first edition). 
Inventory ID
CAAL211 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Yoshida notes in his 1939 book that, "6 blocks and 36 impressions" were used, with the special feature being, "Bokashi or gradations".

"Turugizan..." is the second image from a series of 12 woodcuts titled 'Twelve Scenes in the Japan Alps.' Mount Tsurugi is the second highest mountain on the island of Shikoku, and also the second highest mountain west of Mount Haku, which is on the border of Ishikawa and Gifu prefectures in central Japan. A tent is visible in the foreground with 2 campers to the left.

This impression is an early posthumous printing and does not have a ji-zuri. These impressions were printed after Hiroshi's death by his family in order to fulfill orders from galleries around the world. A signature block was cut and used and is often mistaken for a pencil signature. There is no loss in printing quality.