Jami Masjid, Delhi

Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1931
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 37.6 x 24.7 cm (14 13/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Katherine W. Robison
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989)

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) and Custodian(s)

Henry Edwin Robison 1913-2008


Yoshida spent the New Year of 1931 in Delhi, where he continued to make sketches for his future prints.  After returning to Japan, he chose as his subject the outer gateway to the Jami (Jama) Masjid, a mosque built in the mid-seventeenth century and one of the most impressive examples of the architectural projects undertaken by Shah-Jahan (reigned 1628–58), the same ruler who built the Taj Mahal as the tomb for his wife.  White marble domes embellish the red sandstone gate that is approached via long stairways.  Yoshida's interest in human activity is expressed here in his selection of a viewpoint that encompasses the market stalls in the foreground and includes many visitors resting on the brightly sunlit stairs.

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