Yoshida: Night in KyôtoYoshida: Night in Kyôto
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Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)

An atmospheric nocturnal Kyoto street scene, after a rain shower; two women are approaching a lantern-illuminated inn.

Title: Kyôto no yoru (Night in Kyoto)

Series: Views from the Kansai district

Signature: Yoshida (hand-signed in ink bottom right), pencil signature Hiroshi Yoshida in bottom margin.

Seal: Hiroshi

Jizuri seal (self- printed) in left margin

Date: Shôwa 8 (1933)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 37,5 x 24,5 cm (image size)

Fine early impression in excellent colours. Paper a little bit age-toned, on verso a few small brown spots, overall excellent condition.

Ogura Tadao, The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing, Tokyo 1991 (2nd ed.), p. 133, no. 180 (ill.). Cf. also MFA Boston, no. 49.127; Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), no. 2013.29.417; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum no. MH 1964.123.Q.RII