Morning at Darjeeling

Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1931
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 16.6 x 23.4 cm (6 9/16 x 9 3/16 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, morning, Showa era (1926 - 1989), WWII-era 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) and Custodian(s)

Henry Edwin Robison 1913-2008


This miniature print recalls Yoshida's visit to Darjiling (Darjeeling), whose name means "place of thunderbolts."  His rendering from a point overlooking the town captures the beauty of this area, famous since the mid-nineteenth century for the cultivation of tea.  Darjiling was built as a "hill station," a British retreat from the summer climate on the plains.  The town was also strategically located along a pass leading from India to Nepal and Tibet.  From this region in the Himalayas near the borders of Nepal and Sikkim, some of the highest peaks in the world can be seen, including Mount Everest, and Mount Kanchenjunga, shown in the distance in this print.

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