Yoshida Tōshi (吉田遠志) (artist 1911 – 1995)

Hippopotamus - 河馬

Print


1984
25.5 in x 10.8 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Toshi Yoshida
Title: Hippopotamus 河馬
Numbered: 11/1200
Dated: 1984
Moku-hanga.org

Yoshida traveled in Africa in the 1980s and this is the result of that trip.

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Tōshi Yoshida's "Hippopotamus" captures the serene image of a herd of "water horses" at dawn. Printed on mulberry paper from cherry wood blocks self-cut by Yoshida, with zinc plate effect, "Hippopotamus" is one of his sosaku hanga or "creative prints."
landscape prints (sansui ga - 山水画) (genre)
self-printed (sōsaku hanga - 創作版画) (genre)