Shalimar Garden, Lahore

Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1932
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 40.4 x 28.5 cm (15 7/8 x 11 1/4 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

garden, Japan, 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


From Delhi, Yoshida traveled to Lahore in present-day Pakistan.  While staying in Lahore, he visited the Shalimar Gardens, established in 1637 by order of Shah-Jahan (reigned 1628–58).  One of many building projects initiated by the Mughal emperor, the extensive gardens were built in three tiers with canals, a central pool, and many fountains.  Yoshida's print shows a white marble pavilion that is reached by a bridge across a pool.  In the foreground, a marble platform provides a point for visitors to rest and admire the view.  The pavilion and the surrounding trees are reflected almost perfectly by the nearly still water.

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