Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Original Japanese Sketch on Paper
Bamboo Fountain, 1956
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.
Comments - Lovely sketch of a traditional Japanese bamboo fountain flowing into a pond flanked by slender grasses, leaves, and blossoms. A few tiny crabs crawl along the shore, with one perched on the edge of a flat stone in the water. A few blossoms float on the serene surface of the pond. Beautifully drawn and detailed with delicate line work and a range of soft tones. Signed "T. Yoshida" in ink at lower right and dated "1956.1.16" with red artist's "Yoshi" seal. A very unusual format for Yoshida and an interesting choice for a collector.
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Size - 10 1/2" x 8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. A couple light spots. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.