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Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls

Hiroshi Yoshida

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1st half of 20th century

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

11 1/8 in. x 15 15/16 in. ( 28.2 cm x 40.5 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Label copy
Gallery Rotation Fall 2011
Yoshida Hiroshi
Japan, 1876–1950
Niagara Falls
ca. 1900–50
Showa period (1926–89)
Color woodblock print on paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund, 1993/2.30

Subject matter
Yoshida Hiroshi, living during the time when the Creative Print (sôsaku hanga) movement was gaining strength in the 1920s and 1930s, was not a member of the Creative Print movement. Unlike those sôsaku hanga artists who did everything themselves, Yoshida Hiroshi had carvers and printers produce his prints. Yet, unlike the traditional Ukiyo-e artists, he assumed the supreme authority over the production process, supervising the carvers and painters.
With his training in Western-style painting with oil, Yoshida Hiroshi had incorporated such skills into his woodblock printing and created unprecedented and original prints of the time. Landscape was a major theme of his works; he depicted not only scenes of Japan but also those of abroad. This print might have been from his United State series.

Physical Description
This print is a depiction of the Niagara Falls.

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Primary Object Type
color print

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natural landscapes
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)

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