June 23, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 240
 

240

Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese b.1876-d.1950)

Fujiyama, First Light of the Sun
Woodblock print, signed in pencil lower right, titled in pencil lower left, with artist's mark and seal lower left, publishers seal lower left; Jisuri mark to left border

H: 22 3/4 in; W: 29 1/2 in. (sheet)

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,000


 

Fujiyama, First Light of the Sun
Woodblock print, signed in pencil lower right, titled in pencil lower left, with artist's mark and seal lower left, publishers seal lower left; Jisuri mark to left border

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

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Hiroshi Yoshida