Kiyochika -- "Fireworks at Ikenohata Pond"

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika
Title "Fireworks at Ikenohata Pond"
("Ikenohata Hanabi")
Date 1881 (later "re-strike" ca1950)
Series Series titled loosely as
"Tokyo Landscapes."
Publisher Mariashobu Publisher (Kyoto)
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 x 12 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; silver-metallic pigment highlights as "illuminated" willow branches (neat!); highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Smith's “Kiyochika, Artist of Meiji Japan," as Plate #51, page 39.
Comments Beautifully silhouetted fireworks image. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)
A wonderful print.
Item # Available as JS-2879;
(JS-2878 Sold/HM; JS-2759 Sold/MW; JS-2758 Sold/NK;
JS-2611 Sold/PS; JS-2496 Sold/RM; JS-2411 Sold/JO;
JS-1640 Sold; JS-1639 Sold)
Price $225