Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sea Gull of Antarctic, 1987
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.
Comments - Beautiful view of the Antarctic with seagulls perched on icebergs and floating pieces of ice. The scene is beautifully colored and shaded to capture the light and reflections playing on surface of the water, the lighter aqua of the submerged bases of the icebergs, and the mistiness in the distance. An outstanding, large format Toshi Yoshida design that is rarely seen on the market. This is the first time we've offered this subject, so if it appeals to you, bid now!
- Sea Gull of Antarctic, in English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 10 1/2" x 23 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple small diagonal folds at corners. Please see photos for details. Good overall.