KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika -- "Night at Sumida River" (#4)

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika
Title "Night at Sumida River"
(given name)
Date ca1910-20's
Provenance Obtained directly from
Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
Series Shima Art Company Kiyochika's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Shima Art Company
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1908 to ca1939/40)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 10
(without margins--as issued)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; deep saturation of pigments; life-like reflection; very highly detailed carving. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping lower verso.
Condition Excellent.
(Absolutely pristine.)
Reference/Illus Shima Art Company's
Catalogue of Prints #4.
Comments One of 8 delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Shima Art Company--an early series of prints apparently designed about the same time as the 21 print "Night Scenes" series issued ca1910-20 by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya Publisher. Eight wonderful designs by Shima Art's Kiyochika--all techincally every bit as fine as Hasegawa's 21-print series, and all of which convey "the essense of shin-hanga."
Item # Available NOW As EG-031D;
(EG-031C Sold/DJ;
EG-323 Sold/EM;
EG-279 Sold/SR;
EG-031 (Sold/NK;
EG-031-B Sold/CW)
Price $325