Buncho” - Birds
by Yoshida Toshi
|Artist:||Yoshida Toshi — 吉田遠志|
|Title:||Buncho” - Birds|
|Date 1st edition?:||1927|
|Publisher 1st edition?:||Not Set|
|Publisher (this edition)?:||Not Set|
|Medium (1st edition):||Woodblock|
|Medium (this edition):||Woodblock|
|Format (1st edition):||Large Oban|
|Format (this edition):||Large Oban|
|DB artwork code:||32531|
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|Notes (this edition)?:||The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:|
This print was created by Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) the great artist of shin- and sosaku-hanga. Toshi Yoshida was an artist of great breadth and vision. Known primarily for his woodblock prints, he was also a remarkable painter and illustrator. His style cannot be easily summarized, because he was constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of the woodblock medium. His work ranges from realistic landscapes to imaginative abstract designs to detailed portraits of animals in their environments. Here is one of his great prints “Buncho” - Birds. This print is from very early Toshi Yoshida prints, published in Showa 2 (1927), bears “jizuri”(self carved and self printed) seal in a middle of right margine, also signed by artist Toshi Yoshida in pencil (not stamped like on later posthumous reprints) on a bottom margin. Extremely rare. I personally see “jizuri” on so early Toshi’s print first time. Large oban size 16" by 10 3/4 "with full margins. Fine impression, excellent color and registration, pristine condition. This print was never framed, mounted or set down.
|Artist Bio:||Toshi Yoshida was the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida.|
Like his father he undertook extensive travels all over the world. His trips took him to the U.S.A., Canada, India,
Africa, Australia and even to Antarctica. Most of his print subjects are focused on landscapes or animals depicted in a realistic style.
After the death of his father Hiroshi Yoshida, he even experimented in abstract art for a while but returned to realistic landscape prints.
よしだ・とおし 明治44年東京生まれ 画家・吉田博の長男で父に師事 大平洋美術学校卒 日展入選など 「動物絵本シリーズ」で絵本にっぽん賞受賞 日本版画協会会員 平成7年歿