by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Series; Birds and Flowers
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.
Cherry Trees and Doves (Early Spring), circa 1990s - 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 - 19 5/8" x 11 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling, a couple spots, slight rubbing at left edge. Please see photos for details. Good overall.