Carp in Pond

Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, 1926
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 41 x 27.5 cm (16 1/8 x 10 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds and partial gift of H. Ed Robison
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

carp, child, family, fish, Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

Yoshida Hiroshi's family, including his elder son, Toshi, and his younger son, Hodaka, both of whom later became renowned print artists, are portrayed at the edge of a carp pond. Toshi is absorbed in sketching the fish as they gather for feeding.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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