Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century. He followed the family tradition, and centuries old Japanese craft, of woodblock printmaking adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art. Together, father and son traveled Japan, and the globe, examining and sketching people and places around them.
Irozaki, Afternoon - A breathtaking view of the rugged coastline of Irozaki on the Izu Peninsula, the jagged rocks of the shore contrasting with the broad expanse of calm blue ocean. A few boats dot the water and a soft rosy glow spreads along the horizon, darker plum clouds streaking the sky above. A beautiful Toshi Yoshida seascape, with wonderful detail in the water and coast. Would make a gorgeous framed display.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Irozaki, Afternoon, English and Japanese
Image size - 8 7/8" x 14 5/8" (oban yoko-e)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins