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.
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 Ryogoku Bridge, 1939 - 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.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - From the Ryogoku Bridge, in English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - In pristine condition with full margins and no issues to report. This print has never been mounted.