Yoshida: Iris blossom at Horikiri
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Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
The famous Iris blossom at Horikiri garden in Tokyo.
Title: Horikiri no shôbu (Iris blossom at Horikiri)
Series: Tôkyô jûni-dai (Twelve views from Japan)
Date: Shôwa 3 (1928)
Size: Vertical Ôban, 37,5 x 24,8 cm (image size)
Very nice impression and colours. Paper only slightly age-toned. Two usual tiny drying holes in left margin. Minimal creasing in upper margin. Verso in upper and right margins paper remnants of previous attachment, small red (collector?) seal origami crane in bottom corner. Overall very nice condition. A little later impression from the original blocks.
Ogura Tadao, The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing, Tokyo 1991 (2nd ed.), p. 72, No. 63 (Ill.)