Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Castle at Himeiji, 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.
Castle at Himeiji - The classic castle scene of Himeiji towering over the viewer, standing on huge stone retaining walls. An incredible place and a beautiful print that captures the majesty of this uniquely Japanese scene. Lovely soft colors against the shimmering sky at sunrise- wonderful.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Castle at Himeiji, English and Japanese
Image size - 8 7/8" x 14 5/8" (oban yoko-e)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins