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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; LosAngeles County Museum of Modern Art M.86.147.194
 Reference Literature