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Spring

Yoshida Chizuko (b. 1924)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Spring

by Yoshida Chizuko, 1954

Yoshida Chizuko (b. 1924)


 
IHL Cat. #1091
 
IHL Cat. #1985


About This Print

Using the same woodblocks, with minor modifications, Chizuko presents two tilting city landscapes.  The print on the left is titled Spring, but the print on the right bears no title.1 In the untitled print to the right, Chizuko has shifted the position of the chain of heart-shaped objects to the right and darkened the background.  Additional marks, most noticeable in the lower left of the image have also been made.  Known for her later prints featuring myriads of butterflies, there may be one flitting about in the upper left quadrant of both these prints.  (See detail below.) For a side-by-side comparison of the two prints, scroll further down the page.

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1 There is a hand written notation in the upper right margin that remains to be deciphered.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1091; #1985
 Title  Spring
 Series
 Artist 
 Yoshida Chizuko (1924-2017)
 Signature 
 IHL Cat. #1091: Chizuko Yoshida in English
 IHL Cat. #1985: not signed
 Seal  not sealed
 Date  February 1954
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher  self-published
 Printer  self-printed
 Impression  IHL Cat. #1901; #1985: excellent
 Colors  IHL Cat. #1901: good - possibly minor fading
 IHL Cat. #1985: good 
 Condition  IHL Cat. #1901: good 
 IHL Cat. #1985: good - minor overall toning 
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  oban
 H x W Paper  IHL Cat. #1091: 16 5/16 x 11 5/16 in. (41.4 x 28.7 cm)
 IHL Cat. #1985: 15 15/16 x 10 7/8 in. (40.5 x 27.6 cm)
 H x W Image  IHL Cat. #1091: 14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (37.5 x 24.4 cm)
 IHL Cat. #1985: 14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (37.5 x 24.4 cm)
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 Reference Literature  
last revision:
12/8/2018
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