Maker(s)
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1931
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 40.2 x 27.8 cm (15 13/16 x 10 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Katherine W. Robison
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.1-30ii
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1996
Henry Edwin Robison (1913-2008), Palo Alto, CA, to 1996

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Henry Edwin Robison in 1996

Previous Owner(s)

Henry Edwin Robison 1913-2008

Label

Yoshida Hiroshi traveled as far as Singapore aboard the Japanese ship Iyo Maru. He disembarked to stay in Singapore, then traveled by rail to Kuala Lumpur and Penang in present-day Malaysia. Yoshida's print of Singapore, produced shortly after his return to Japan in 1931, focuses on a coconut grove that shelters a small coastal house. The artist's humane interest in families and everyday life is revealed in this print, where members of the household pursue routine activities such as mending fishing nets while a couple enjoys a leisurely meal in the foreground. Thin blue tones printed in layers effectively depict cool shadows cast by the tropical trees.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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