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 - Lovely evening view of the Sumida River from Ryogoku Bridge, the water shimmering with reflections of the houses lining the shore and the warm light from their windows. The water and sky are beautifully shaded in soft tones of violet, mauve, and gray, providing a wonderful contrast to the ochre color of the lights. A handsome, peaceful twilight scene, with the "Jikoku" seal in the upper left margin to indicate that Toshi Yoshida carved the blocks for this print himself.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal within the image
Sealed - With "Jikoku" seal in upper left margin, indicating blocks were self-carved
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.