This is an antique watercolor painting featuring a fishing breaking out of water. The artist splattered paint and bled different colors into each other, creating a realistic portrayal of the rough seawater. The fish's expression is especially vivid.
Toshio Aoki or Tershui Aoki (1854, in Yokohama, Japan – 1912, in San Diego, California) was a Japanese American artist who lived and worked in California. Aoki found significant success among the American upper class and was known for hosting social events. Guests of his are alleged to have included John D. Rockefeller and J. P. Morgan. He was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1854. He emigrated to the United States around 1880, and relocated to Pasadena, California, in 1901, to the Hotel Green. He was active until 1910 and died in San Diego on April 26, 1912.
Condition is good as shown. Authenticity is guaranteed.
14'' * 22.5''
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