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Nude No. 6


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

(Nude) No. 6

by Yoshida Tōshi, 1952

IHL Cat. #202

About This Print

This print is a fine example of the artist's "white-line style."1  While Kendall H. Brown, in his notes to the artist's print American Girl B, 1954, credits the artist's 1953 print Number Twelve as his first abstract female nude using a white-line style, No. 6, which also uses white for the figure's contour, predates it. 

The model's semi-abstracted body has been given an almost bronze-like finish by Yoshida and the work is very Picasso-like.

A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists, Laura W. Allen, Kendall H. Brown, Eugene M. Skibbe, et. al., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002, p. 91.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #202
 Title  (Nude) No. 6
 Yoshida Tōshi (1911-1995)
 Toshi Yoshida in English in bottom margin
 Seal  not sealed
 Publication Date  1952
 Edition  original edition
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 Format  oban-tate
 H x W Paper  16 1/4 x 11 in. (41.3 x 28 cm )
 H x W Image  14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (36.8 x 24.5 cm) 
 Collections This Print  Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art 2003.168; Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art M.86.147.194
 Reference Literature