Night in Kyoto

Maker(s)
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1933
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.5 x 41 cm (10 13/16 x 16 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Horowitz
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.570
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, night, Showa era (1926 - 1989), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

An image of shops glowing in lantern light emerges from darkness. Reflections from rain-swept streets enhance the play of light and shadow. Yoshida created these effects by using numerous blocks to print overlapping areas of color in a manner reminiscent of Western watercolor techniques.

Yoshida was the adopted son of Yoshida Kosaburo, a teacher of Western-style painting. He first studied oil painting, specializing in landscape, but achieved greater recognition in watercolor using Western techniques before he turned to printmaking. Yoshida's workshop employed skilled technicians, but he was adept in all aspects of printmaking. Night in Kyoto has a marginal notation meaning 'self-printed' to distinguish it from impressions made by technicians.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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