Approach to Agra No. 3

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 (image): 24.7 x 37.6 cm (9 3/4 x 14 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Katherine W. Robison
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

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

To see and sketch the Taj Mahal at Agra was Yoshida's primary objective on this journey to India.  He created this print of the great monument as seen from the outskirts of the city the year after his return to Japan.  The buildings and minarets of the white marble tomb built by the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan (reigned 1628–58) for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal stand majestically beyond a dry riverbed where a caravan passes.  In the rainy season, the river rises to the edge of the stately buildings.

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