Yoshida 吉田博: Azalea Garden Teahouse 休み茶屋
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) 吉田博
Title: Azalea Garden Teahouse
Yasumi Chaya. Pink azaleas bloom next to a teahouse beneath towering evergreen trees. There is unusually rich depth to this print, with the shadows of the trees in the distance and the subtle shades of color to the large trees in the foreground and the many hues in between. To fully express the intention of the artist, Yoshida’s prints must be experienced in completely unfaded condition, as here. Apparently 51 impressions were required to obtain the richness of this scene. The teahouse is located in Mishima in Shizuoka Prefecture. Sealed “Jizuri”, or “self-printed”.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Small area of label remnant, verso.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 40.8 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Abe catalog number 226. Abe catalog number 226. See Dallas Museum of Art, MFA.
Seal: Artist’s red seal, lower right and "jizuri" in left margin
Signature: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil and Yoshida in ink