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Title

Daido gate (Korea)

1937


Artist

YOSHIDA Hiroshi

Japan

1876 - 1950


About

Yoshida Hiroshi is one of the best-known modern Japanese printmakers. He studied oil painting in the 'older' of the two schools of Western-style painting around the turn of the century in Japan. His two passions in life - travel and art - led him to landscape painting. His early experience in selling watercolour landscape paintings for American tourists triggered him to travel to America and Europe from 1899 to 1901, and again for 1903 to 1906. After the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 he was invited to America by Charles Freer. He continued to travel around the world - including Asia, South America and Africa - throughout his life, producing prints of the local impressions.

When Wantanabe Shôzaburô began in the 1920s to publish prints by contemporary artists as what is now known as New Prints, Yoshida provided landscape designs for him from 1921. Yoshida also produced many prints by himself. Those prints are indicated as 'printed by the artist ('ji-zuri')' or 'blockcut and printed by the artist ('ji-koku; ji-zurii')'.

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW 16 October 2001


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1937


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

24.5 x 37.5 cm image; 26.7 x 40.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. margin, pencil "Hiroshi Yoshida".
Signed l.l., red ink "[artist's seal]".
Signed l.l., black ink "[Japanese character]".
Dated l. margin, in Japanese, black ink "[1937]".


Credit

Gift of G F Williams 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

416.2001


Artist information

YOSHIDA Hiroshi

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


OGURA Tadao, H.E. Robison and YASUNAGA Kôichi, The complete woodblock prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Tokyo, 1987, 148 (colour illus.), 199. cat.no. 208