Small oil painting by Hiroshi Yoshida. This painting describes a scene within the forest of a shaded body of water, like a small pond. To the left are cedar trees; to the right there is an outgrowth of foliage that casts a shadow on the water; in the foreground there are water weeds growing; in the distance a dense growth of trees is described by simple strokes of wash.
Hiroshi Yoshida is most famous for landscape prints and genre scenes of Japanese life, both in villages and the city. He was a prolific artist. His wife Fujio, son Hodaka, and other son Toshi are all famous in their own rights as artists, and are recognized in Japan as a family of great talent and renown. This painting is a little more impressionist in style, which argues for a very early period in Hiroshi's career. Hiroshi's prints are full of detail. Shapes, forms and colors all have sharp demarcations in prints. This painting is more abstract and clearly shows the influence of northern European artists. It is an important work because it shows the evolution of Hiroshi's style.
In its original frame, plaque with title and artist's name has recently been added and is removable.
Age: Early 20th Century
Size: Framed 16 x 19.5 inches, painting 13 x 9-5/8 inches.
Media: Oil on canvas artboard
This work of art is currently framed
Price: $7,500.00 USD