Chiura Obata

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Upper Lyell Fork near Lyell Glacier - Chiura  Obata

Upper Lyell Fork near Lyell Glacier, 1930

Woodblock Print  
18.5 x 13 in

Description: 'Tiny water drops that drip from the glaciers in the High Sierra collect themselves into a body of clear blue crystalline water and dash down the mountainside as the Lyell Fork.' A rare signed Print from the Yosemite series in very fine condition. These extraordinary woodblock prints by Obata were commissioned to be printed in Japan at the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio, Tokyo. They were carefully supervised by the Artist - over 30 different blocks were used and many colors, to achieve the extraordinary detail and depth Pl.52 Obata's Yosemite, Yosemite Association, California

Issued: 1930

Edition: 100

Condition: very fine, excellent color and state, faint mat line in image lower left #2 in pencil lower right margin

Image Size: 15.5 x 11 inches

Sheet Size: 18.5 x 13 inches

Signed: in black ink lower left

Sealed: in red

Publisher: self published

Series: Yosemite