'Cherry Blossoms by the Gate'
This lovely woodblock print depicts a mother and child in a temple courtyard during spring when the cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom. The tree is laden with buds. This print has all the serenity that Toshi's father, Hiroshi depicted in his prints, simply beautiful. This print was first introduced in 1951. This edition dates to the later 1950s, well within Toshi's lifetime. The sight size is 15.25" x 10". It is handsomely matted in a nice green mat and housed in a simple black wood frame measuring 18" x 14". It is in fine condition, with mild toning. P85739 $695.00
Born in Tokyo, Toshi Yoshida was the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida the renowned shin hanga master. Under his father's influence, Toshi began to learn painting at age 3 and woodblock printing at age 13. In 1929 he traveled with his father to India and Southeast Asia making sketches for future prints. In 1936 Toshi journeyed to China and Korea, and in 1952-53 he visited the US and Europe where he exhibited works and lectured about woodblock prints.