Toshi Yoshida, "Wisteria at Ushijima"
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The 1,200 year-old wisteria at Ushijima in Saitama Prefecture blossoms for just a few weeks in a year. In this stunning woodblock print by Toshi Yoshida, the gnarled and aged trunk of the wisteria is mesmerizing and contrasts beautifully with the purple blossoms. A rare, pencil-signed first-state printing of a classic design by Toshi.
Condition: Fine color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Clear 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.