with red artist's seal, Yoshida , printed date on the left margin in Japanese, Sen kyuhyaku rokuju sannen (1963), followed by the title in Japanese, Mado to sekitei , the penciled title in English on the bottom margin, Window & Stone Garden , and signed, Toshi Yoshida, 1963
oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 5/8 in., 36 by 24.3 cm
In 1963-1964 Toshi Yoshida produced a group of landscape prints depicting Japanese gardens utilizing a 'white outline' format in a limited palette that made much use of the lightness and texture of the paper. Although not identified, the distictive lobed window and framing are recognizable as that of the Kenninji, the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, founded in 1202 by the priest Eisai (also known as Yosai) who introduced both Zen Buddhism and tea cultivation from China.
Irwin J. Pachter (1925-2014), a pharmaceutical scientist and author of Kawase Hasui and His Contemporaries, Everson Museum of Art, 1986
(inv. no. 10-4292)