Henry Edwin Robison (1913-2008), Palo Alto, CA, to 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Henry Edwin Robison in 1996
- Previous Owner(s)
Henry Edwin Robison 1913 - 2008
Yoshida traveled to Yangon (Rangoon) in present-day Myanmar (Burma) aboard the British ship Blue Channel. Yoshida commemorated his visit there with this print of the Shwe-Zigon (Shwe Dagon) Pagoda, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Southeast Asia. Entirely covered with gold, the pagoda is believed to contain relics of the historic Buddha as well as of previous Buddhas. Built high on platforms rising on a hilly site, the pagoda had reached its current form in the sixteenth century, and was an important destination for pilgrims. The carefully graded and overprinted colors selected by Yoshida for this print suggest the warm glow of the setting sun as it illuminates the golden dome and spire of the pagoda. The shadows of twilight are suggested by the dark blue and green tones in the foreground, where water buffalo gather near a lake that reflects the pagoda and the surrounding landscape.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura. Beyond the Brush: Japanese Prints, Paper Works and Photographs. vol. XLIII no. 3. p. 34, fig. 5.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with artist