Hiroshi Yoshida was born in 1876. He began his artistic training with his adoptive father in Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture.Around the age of twenty, he left Kurume to study with Soritsu Tamura in Kyoto, subsequently moving to Tokyo and the tutelage of Shotaro Koyama. In 1902, he played a leading role in the organization of the Meiji Fine Arts Society into the Pacific Painting Association. His work was featured in the exhibitions of the state-sponsored Bunten and Teiten. While highly successful as an oil painter and watercolor artist, Hiroshi Yoshida turned to woodblock printmaking upon learning of the Western worlds infatuation with ukiyo-e. Yoshida oversaw each step of the processfrom design to publication. His career was temporarily interrupted by his sojourn as a war correspondent in Manchuria during the Pacific War. Although he designed his last woodblock print in 1946, Yoshida continued to paint with oils and watercolors up until his death in 1950. Yoshida was widely traveled and knowledgeable of Western aesthetics, yet maintained an allegiance to traditional Japanese techniques and traditions. Attracted by the calmer moments of nature, his woodblock prints breathe coolness, invite meditation, and set a soft, peaceful mood.
All of his lifetime prints are signed Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil and marked with a jizuri (self-printed) seal outside of the margin. Within the image, most prints are signed Yoshida with brush and ink beside a red Hiroshi seal. Very nice example of a Japanese woodblock print by "Hiroshi Yoshida".This signed print has all the correct stamps and marks. The title of the print is " A Gate to the Stupa of Sanchi". I opened the back of this up to get a close inspection of the print and to verify it's condition. As seen in the photos it is in excellent condition and has not been glued down. It is taped in place with two small tabs on the top margin. The piece was professionally matted and framed behind glass to. Very nice print ready to hang and enjoy in your. The actual print measures 15 1/2" x 10 3/4". The frame measures 23 1/4" x 18". A rare and beautiful woodblock! The item "Old Japanese Woodblock Print Hiroshi Yoshida A Gate to the Stupa of Sanchi" is in sale since Sunday, March 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "seekr" and is located in Ortonville, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.