Portrait of a Boy

Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1927
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 56.4 x 44.3 cm (22 3/16 x 17 7/16 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

child, Japan, portrait, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance research underway.

The model for this portrait, executed in the highly realistic style of Yoshida's nude studies, was his younger son, Hodaka (b. 1926), who later became an accomplished printmaker. The portrait is set off against a gold background reminiscent of traditional Japanese painting.

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