Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Wisteria at Ushijima, 1953
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.
Wisteria at Ushijima - Toshi Yoshida’s incredible image of the gnarled branches of an old wisteria tree in full bloom. The purple flowers against the golden background creates a wonderful effect.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Wisteria at Ushijima, English and Japanese
Image size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" (oban yoko-e)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins