Toshi Yoshida, "Seahorses"
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A beautiful underwater scene showing colorful coral and seahorses. 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 early-state.
Format: Oban (approx. 9" x 14")
Published by artist (pencil-signed)
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" 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.