Hiroshi Yoshida - Hiroshi Yoshida was one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century and a leader in the shin-hanga or new print movement in Japan. He and his son, Toshi, traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching the people and places around them. Best known for his beautiful landscapes, his prints are richly detailed and he was especially skilled at capturing the effects of light and reflections on water. After 1925, Hiroshi Yoshida began self-publishing his own works, hiring his own carvers and printers and supervising them very closely. He was a highly skilled carver and printer in his own right, using a special "jizuri" seal to denote the designs he worked on himself. His lovely woodblocks are beautiful examples of 20th century Japanese printmaking.
Comments - Beautiful double oban format view of a fishing fleet returning home after a day's work. At lower right, women and men ferry large baskets containing the catch from the ship to the shore. The village can be seen atop a steep embankment above, a warm glow filling the sky as the sun begins to set. A great design in a rare extra-large format. br>
Signed - Hiroshi Yoshida in bottom margin (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Image Size - 20" x 14 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. A few creases at edges, fold across bottom corner. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.