Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Dance of Eternal Love, 1994
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.
Dance of Eternal Love - Perhaps Yoshida's most stunning wildlife subject, this incredible print shows a pair of white herons in a beautiful pose. With the snow falling heavily all around, these beautiful birds dance gracefully in the image. The snow in this print is heavily embossed- a wonderful effect that gives the print depth.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Dance of Eternal Love, English and Japanese
Image size - 17 1/2" x 13"(rare extra large woodlock print)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins