MY attempts to email replies to a couple of enquires (both from AOL email addresses) have been failing so in lieu of having no other way to contact them I’ve posted my replies below.
For Shannon (Hiyoshi Mamoru Woodlbock)
Although I’ve owned a few prints by Hiyoshi Mamoru I don’t really know much about the artist. They have a value but it’s not high, usually somewhere from $100-$200 – I’m not a valuer or appraiser, that’s what I’ve seen them sell for.
I sold my prints to Ross Walker who runs OhmiGallery and has the biggest collection I’ve seen – you can see his for sale prints by Hiyoshi at Ohmigallery and his personal (not for sale) collection at Dr. Ross Walker Collection.
The are several versions of the print with different seals/signatures – maybe 4 or 5, which implies it has been reprinted several times.
For Nancy (Unidentified prints)
The two prints are by Keiko Yurimoto.
You will find details on these prints at http://www.ohmigallery.com/DB/ItemDetail.asp?item=10128 and http://www.ohmigallery.com/DB/ItemDetail.asp?item=11653. I’m not a valuer so can’t help you with that but one of the prints above is for sale at $240.
The bottom most seal on the lower right hand side of your copy the print Japanese Girl and Shamisen is not present on the Ohmigallery copy and I found another copy at http://www.jaodb.com/db/ItemDetail.asp?item=30800&varscholar=&varlanguage=E which has a circular seal. Presumably the woodblock has been reprinted at various times.
If you go to http://www.jaodb.com/db/search.asp and enter Yurimoto into the “Artist name keyword” field and click Search you’ll find other works by this printmaker.
Do you know where I can secure teak frame and silk mat for block print Plum tree in the friendly garden In area of Oakville On, Canada
I’ve never seen just a Friendly Garden series frame/mat for sale.
Your best option may be to keep an eye out for one of the Friendly Garden prints framed but with the print in terrible condition so hopefully it’s super cheap. That’s what I’ve done in the past. Who knows you might get very lucky and find a good condition framed print going cheap.
My latest set of Friendly Garden prints was unframed and as I’m keeping those I actually bought a cheap but very good condition full set (of 4) framed prints from the Birds of the Season. I de-framed the Birds of the Season prints, sold those then used 3 of the frames for my Friendly Garden prints. The Birds of the Season frame size is bigger and the mat is not an even width all round but I actually like these bigger frames better than the slimmer Friendly Garden ones.
When looking around don’t forget that the Friendly Garden mats come it two colours so obviously you need to match with what you already have – assuming you have the other prints framed.
Hello, my name is Eric and I have a unique Nov 16th 1986 pencil drawn black n white stamped and signed lions head from toshi yoshida have not done alot of research and am curious of the value and may be interested in a sale. If u or someone u know may possibly be interested I would love to send a picture thanks if u can help
I’m not a valuer/appraiser so can’t give you a valuation. For that you’d need to contact someone qualified.
Galleries http://www.fandrfinearts.com, http://www.castlefinearts.com/ and http://floatingworld.com do free appraisals and also buy/sell Toshi Yoshida prints so I’d recommend you contact them.
if you ever have for sale or can direct me to a Plum Tree in the Friendly Garden series I would be interested in buying it. With teak frame, acrylic covering and the pale blue/green backing. 1980 Franklin Gallery.
I don’t have a copy available but if I see one listed elsewhere I’ll let you know.