Hiroshi Yoshida, Shiraishi Island, Inland Sea, Landscape

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Hiroshi Yoshida (1876–1950)
Title: Shiraishi Island
Series: Inland Sea
Date: 1930
Dimensions: 40.7 x 27.2 cm
Condition: Glue residue from the previous mounting on front and back. The upper right corner restored.

Original pencil signature


Yoshida Hiroshi was one of the leading figures in the Shin-hanga movement and successful from the early stages of his career. He was fortunate to have exhibited his paintings in oil and watercolour in both Japan and overseas and to have won numerous art exhibition prizes. Yoshida often worked through the entire process himself: designing the print, carving his own blocks, and printing his work. 


In mid-March 1930, Yoshida and two of his friends took a two-month sketching trip around the Inland Sea which inspired some of his landscape prints. Looking at this image, one can almost feel the exhilarating warmth of the sunlight in spring. The boat gliding on the surface of the water sets a soft, peaceful mood. 

More Information
Print Format Dai-Oban
Artist Name Hiroshi Yoshida
Title Shiraishi Island
Subject Landscapes, Modern/Shin-Hanga
Dimensions 40.7 x 27.2 cm
Series The Inland Sea Series
Publisher Self Published