Toshi Yoshida, "Pagoda in Kyoto"
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A five-story pagoda in Kyoto is shown in sunset against a pond with a willow tree in the foreground. The blocks for this woodblock print were carved by Yoshida himself as indicated with the jikoku seal in the top left margin. Pencil-signed by the artist, this woodblock print comes directly from the Yoshida family estate and has never been been displayed. A rare pencil-signed edition.
Format: Chuban (approx. 6" x 9")
Published by artist (pencil-signed)
Frame Shown: 16" x 20" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Walnut
Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) is one of the twentieth century's most important woodblock print artists. Toshi is part of a long and famous line of past and present artists whose influence and popularity persist to this day. His father, Hiroshi Yoshida, was a master painter and woodblock print artists at the height of the shin-hanga print movement.