Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Plum Tree and Blue Magpie, 1951
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.
Plum Tree and Blue Magpie - Toshi Yoshida’s wonderful print of three blue magpies in the moss covered branches of an old plum tree. The colors work beautifully in this classic Yoshida print- one of his best.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Plum Tree and Blue Magpie, English and Japanese
Image size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" (oban yoko-e)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins