“Birds of the Seasons” is a series of four large prints (image size of 10″x20″, 13.5″x21.5″) of seasonal views of birds and flowers by Toshi Yoshida, published in 1977 by Yoshida Family Studio, commissioned and issued by the Franklin Mint. Seasonal themes often occur in Japanese art and this is a large, vibrant and colorful example with birds rendered in delicate strokes, proof of Toshi Yoshida’s observation and artistic skills, and perhaps some of the most beautiful kacho-e on the market. Sealed and pencil signed by the artist.
It is strongly encouraged that you use the magnifying glass functionality and then zoom in to admire the incredible detail to the birds in these prints.
The Woodblock Prints
These four oversized oban (all four sold together) are in excellent condition with strong colors, rich tones, and no visible discolorations in the prints. There is residue from the tape used in the original framing, but that is limited to the top edge of the verso and is not visible from the front.
About the Artist
Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century. He followed the family tradition, and centuries of old Japanese craft, in woodblock printmaking while adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art; together, father and son traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching people and places around them.