Yoshijiro Urushibara trained as woodblock carver and printer in Japan.
He came to England in 1908 aged nineteen, and in 1910 demonstrated printing techniques at the Anglo-Japanese Exhibition in London. He settled in England, occasionally travelling in Europe, until he had to return to Japan in 1940 due to the Second World War.
His talents led to collaborations with other artists. From 1917 he worked with Frank Brangwyn, interpreting Brangwyn’s designs in woodcuts.
He is perhaps most famous for his striking woodcuts of flowers – which he designed, cut and printed. The have a delicacy and feature the most subtle colours. Each of which is print with a different block. They were released in editions of 150 impressions - after which the blocks were reputed to have been destroyed.
This attractive woodblock print by Urushibara dates to around the 1930s. It is No. 22 from an edition signed and numbered proofs. It is entitled Daisies and is pencil signed on the margin, lower right.
The image shows a little arrangement of three daisy flower heads in an oriental vase - two of the flowers are ice white in shade - the third uppermost flower has a subtle pale grey-pink blush to the petals. It has the artist's Japanese seal to the right of the vase in the image.
Dimensions: Image size is 30 x 20 cm. The frame is 57.5 x 39.5 cm
A lovely impression of this most sought-after floral print by Urushibara - it has no condition issues. It comes with its original 1930s wooden frame - with labels on the reverse - it might benefit from a new fresh window mount - but it is certainly acceptable to hang on your wall as is.
SADLY - I WOULD HAVE TO CONFINE POSTAGE OF THIS PRINT TO UK ADDRESSES ONLY.