Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the twentieth 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 the people and places around them.
Although Yoshida's prints span a wide range of subjects, he is most well known for his lovely portrayals of everyday life in Japan and the beautiful countryside. His works often include the human element, adding a sense of scale and a personal quality to his remarkable landscapes. Softly colored and masterfully composed, Toshi Yoshida's evocative woodblock prints capture the beauty of Japan in his own unique style.
Cherry Trees and Doves (Early Spring) - Beautiful, large double-oban image of two doves perched on the branch of a cherry tree. The tree is covered with clusters of blossoms and buds in multiple shades of pine and lilac. A lovely image set off by the warm golden background, which picks up on the darker tones of the leaves. This is one of the last prints the Toshi Yoshida did before he died. An absolutely stunning and rare design.
Signed - Toshi with red "Yoshida Toshi" artist's seal within the image (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 11 3/4" x 19 15/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Slight soiling and a few creases at edges. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.