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.
Calm Wind, 1937 - Lovely view of a boat on the water on a calm day, with shimmering reflections of sunlight playing across the surface. A beautifully shaded, atmospheric design and a rarely seen subject. Below the signature is Hiroshi Yoshida's embossed seal, which is similar to a monogram.
Signed - Hiroshi Yoshida in bottom margin (with chop)
Sealed - Embossed seal below signature
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Image Size - 11 7/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Drying holes in left corner. Slight toning, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.