Ginkakuji Garden

Toshi Yoshida

Ginkakuji Garden

1963

woodblock print

oban yoko-e 9 1/2 by 13 7/8 in., 24 by 35.3 cm

Scholten Japanese Art

New York, NY

212.585.0474

Under $2,200

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with red artist's seal, Yoshida, embossed date lightly inked on the left margin in Japanese, Sen kyuhyaku rokuju sannen (1963), followed by the title in Japanese, Ginkakuji no niwa, the printed title in English on the bottom margin, Ginkakuji Garden, and printed signature, Toshi Yoshida, 1963

oban yoko-e 9 1/2 by 13 7/8 in., 24 by 35.3 cm

In 1963-1964 Toshi Yoshida produced a group of landscape prints depicting both famous and unidentified gardens utilizing a 'white outline' format in a limited palette that made much use of the lightness and texture of the paper. The dry landscape garden at the Zen Buddhist temple Ginkakuji (also known as the Silver Pavillion) features the ginshanada (lit. 'sand of silver and open sea), a stylized replica of Mount Fuji made of gravel within a gravel sea.

Provenance:
Irwin J. Pachter (1925-2014), a pharmaceutical scientist and author of Kawase Hasui and His Contemporaries, Everson Museum of Art, 1986
(inv. no. 10-4289)