Joichi Hoshi - Tree in the Field (A)
Artist: Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979)
Title: Tree in the Field (A)
Description: Beautiful scene of a tree in a field. Dark yellow field, greenish blue sky and gold metallic background.
Signed: Pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Also signed with his seal in the print.
Size: 25 x30" full sheet, 22 1/8 x 27 3/4" image
Medium: Large Japanese woodblock print
Condition: Very fine color and impression, little to no toning, minor handling creases at the top and bottom of the print in the margins, three small adhesive hinges at the top on verso for framing.
Referenced: Joichi Hoshi Catalogue of All the Tree Woodblock Prints #385 (page 66) - the print pictured in the catalogue is missing all of the color in the background.
Notes: This is one of his largest and most famous prints. Even though this is titled as "A" there is no "B" or "C", he never made other versions.