Original Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shalimar Garden, Lahore, 1932
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.
Comments - Beautiful image of the Shalimar Garden in Lahore, a subject Hiroshi Yoshida recorded during his travels though India in the early 1930s. The white pavilion is reflected on the calm blur water of the pool below, with a figure strolling along the water's edge. A lovely design, beautifully colored and shaded and signed in pencil in the bottom margin. A rarely seen Indian subject.
- Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin
Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Stain in top margin. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.