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.
Spring in a Hot Spring, 1940 - Lovely view of an onsen or hot spring in springtime, the gracefully arching trees covered with delicate blossoms. People make their way over a bridge across a river, the water rushing past large stones and boulders. A distant mountain is shadowed in soft blue gray against a pale yellow sky. A beautiful spring landscape, wonderfully detailed. Pencil signed in the bottom margin, with a jizuri seal at upper left indicating that the artist printed the design himself.
Signed - Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin
Sealed - With jizuri (self-printed) seal in upper left margin
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Image Size - 9 3/4" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Toning, faint notation in pencil on reverse at bottom margin. Please see photos for details.