Tenryuji Garden

Toshi Yoshida

Tenryuji Garden

1963

woodblock print

oban yoko-e 9 3/4 by 14 in., 24.8 by 35.5 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 in Japanese on the left margin, Sen kyuhyaku rokuju sannen (1963), followed by the title in Japanese, Tenryuji no niwa, the penciled title in English on the bottom margin, Tenryuji Garden, and signed, Toshi Yoshida, 1963

oban yoko-e 9 3/4 by 14 in., 24.8 by 35.5 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 garden at the Zen Buddhist temple Tenryuji in the Arashiyama district in Kyoto was created in the 14th century by it's first head priest, Muso Soseki (1275-1351), who was also a calligrapher, poet, and garden designer.

Provenance:
Irwin J. Pachter (1925-2014), a pharmaceutical scientist and author of Kawase Hasui and His Contemporaries, Everson Museum of Art, 1986 
(inv. no. 10-4286)