This vertical image is of a waterfall flowing down the side of a hill. It is the middle of the waterfall and the upper and lower portions are not visible. The water on the right hand side appears to be stronger than the left, creating a larger splash.
Two monkeys are seen at the base of a waterfall. They are painted in soft shades of gray and sit among plants. The monkey on the right fidgits with its hands, while the other looks over its shoulder at the waterfall.
Two monkeys are seen at the base of a waterfall. They are painted in soft shades of gray and sit among plants. The monkey on the right fidgits with its hands, while the other looks over its shoulder at the waterfall. They appear relaxed, listless, or bored.
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.
Inscription of Artist: Painted by Sun K'o-hung at the age of 79 (Hsüeh-chü K'o-hung shih-nien ch'i-shih yu-chiu) Seals of artist: Hsüeh-chü, Sun Yün-chih, Han-yang t'ai-shou chang; Additional inscriptions and seals: Unidentified: Mei-chün shang-chien, Mei-chün ts'ang-chang, Fan Ch'ang ssu-yin.