No. 3 Cave Temple in Ellora

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: 27.5 x 40.9 cm (10 13/16 x 16 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Katherine W. Robison
Accession Number
S1996.29
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
cave, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), temple, 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

The caves at Ellora are numbered in a sequence that runs from south to north at the site. Cave 3 was a Buddhist assembly hall with massive columns. Yoshida appears to have selected a lateral view of the entrance area, where visitors walk toward the dark interior from the sunlit entranceway at right. The artist excelled at representing the effects of light through printing techniques that employed many layers of color.

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