Night in Taj Mahal No. 6

Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1932
Ink and color on paper
H x W: 40.6 x 55.5 cm (16 x 21 7/8 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, night, Showa era (1926 - 1989), tomb

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 is one of two large prints of the Taj Mahal, which are masterpieces among the artist's six prints of this famous monument that inspired his journey to India.  The large format of these prints, both of which were created by varying the colors applied to the same set of blocks, greatly increased the technical difficulty of printing.  The view of the Taj Mahal at night skillfully captures the effect of moonlight reflecting from the pristing white marble tomb, while the early morning scene (S1996.30) shows a soft bluish mist rising from the ground.

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