Shin Hanga prints


  Design: Tōshi Yoshida (1911-1995)  
  Title: Yodo River  
  Size: 16.9 x 24.6 cm (chūban)  
  Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Toshi Yoshida Yodo River

Enlargement


Artist’s signature (Tōshi Yoshida) and red seal in left bottom print area:

Toshi Yoshida Seal

‘Self-carved’ seal, original publishing date, and print title in left margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ji self  
koku carve Self-carved
       
shō clear  
wa peace  
ten Made in the
shichi seven 17th year of
nen year the Shōwa era
saku make (i.e., 1942)
       
yodo pool  
kawa river Yodo river

Block signed print title (Yodo River) and artistís name (Toshi Yoshida) in bottom margin.

Name of printer on verso of the print:

Printer Seal

in which the kanji read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
suri printer Printer:
       
numa marsh  
-be vicinity  
shin grow  
kichi good luck Numabe Shinkichi

For more information on Shinkichi Numabe see David Bull’s website here.


References


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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