Snake Charmers

Maker(s)
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1932
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28.6 x 40.7 cm (11 1/4 x 16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Katherine W. Robison
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), snake, 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

Many of Yoshida's prints, whether of Japan or foreign countries, focus on people in ordinary settings. Here a group of people, including many children, gathers around a snake charmer who plays music as a cobra rises to face him. This print incorporates the largest number of printings—eighty-one color impressions— of any in Yoshida's India series.

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