Iidabashi, 1939

by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

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Iidabashi, 1939 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Iidabashi, 1939

Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th 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 people and places around them.

Iidabashi - Beautiful view from the Iidabashi or Iida Bridge of boats along the river in the early morning. A willow tree frames the scene at right and buildings line the oppostie embankment. At left, a man climbs a steep wooden plank from his boat up to a warehouse above. Wonderful handling of the reflections on the water, the village still shadowed in soft grays and pale blue violets as a golden hazy light fills the sky. A lovely design.

Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Iidabashi, English and Japanese
Image size - 6 5/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins

Iidabashi, 1939 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Iidabashi, 1939 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)