May: Bird on a Wisteria Branch

by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

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May: Bird on a Wisteria Branch by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
May: Bird on a Wisteria Branch

Series; The Flowers and Birds of the Oriental Year, 1982

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.

From the Yoshida Family Archives - This print comes from a group of Toshi Yoshida woodblocks we recently acquired from the Yoshida family. The stock comes directly from the Yoshida archives, and includes some rare designs not commonly seen on the market. Since these prints were not originally intended for sale, some are lacking a printed title or other information in the margins. A great opportunity to acquire a classic Toshi Yoshida design with an interesting provenance.

The Flowers and Birds of the Oriental Year - Charming design from Toshi Yoshida's rarely seen 1982 series depicting a different bird and tree or flower for each month. This series was commissioned by the Franklin Mint, and printed in Toshi Yoshida's studio in Japan. These attractive designs feature lovely detail, attractive color, and soft bokashi shading. A great choice for display, either singly or in groups. Only the second time we've offered prints from this series.

Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Image Size - 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

May: Bird on a Wisteria Branch by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
May: Bird on a Wisteria Branch by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)