Kiyochika -- "Cat and Lantern"

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika
Title "Cat and Lantern"
(given name)
Date Originally 1886
(later "re-strike," ca1980's).
Series na
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Hangashi (Kyoto)
Seal, Carver/Printer KUWANA Masazo/MIYAMURA Katsumi
Image Size 10 5/8 x 16 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to lantern and "illuminated" background; areas of "gauffrage"
(embossing); very fine carving (cat's hair).
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A delightful image of a playful kitten who has chased a small mouse into hiding inside this paper lantern. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks after WWII; this print was originally exhibited at the First Japanese National Fine Arts Exhibition in 1886.) A superb example showing the "mastery of light" for which Kiyochika is so well known.
Item # Available SOON, Inquire;
(JS-2303 Reserved/KM;
JS-2287 Sold--ES; JS-2174 Sold)
Price $235