by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
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.
Comments - Charming scene of two women in traditional kimono strolling along Kikuzaka Street. The women chat as they pass a curtained doorway into a courtyard with a large pine tree. Behind them, a dog plays about the feet of a man stopping to speak with a woman, his child reaching eagerly for her. Beautiful soft color and detail in this attractive design.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Kikuzaka Street, in English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.