“Blossom time in Tokyo,” ca. 1914, a woodcut print by Helen Hyde, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Helen Hyde grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and studied at the California School of Design and in Europe. While in Paris, she was influenced by Mary Cassatt’s early works, which made use of Japanese perspective and pattern and featured the intimate lives of women and children. In 1899, she moved to Tokyo, where she studied woodblock printing techniques. She lived there until 1914.
5 thoughts on “Life in gardens: blossom time”
One of my favorite artists.
I really like this sweet picture. I also really like the large square platforms under the trees in the background that the women are sitting on.
a little girl carrying a baby on her back, and she is only twice as big as the baby?
He may be a toddler jumping or climbing up her back to see better, because she’s not wearing any kind of sling, and he doesn’t have that tight a grip around her neck.
Although here is a photo from the same time period with little girls carrying babies on their backs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128520551@N04/19955286091/in/album-72157655853517068/