Kiyochika -- One Thousand Poles at Ryogoku Bridge

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika (1870-1917)
Title "One Thousand Poles at Ryogoku Bridge" ("Senbon Kui Ryogoku-bashi")
Date 1880 (later "re-strike" ca1950)
Series Loosely as "Tokyo Landscapes."
Publisher Mariashobu Publisher (Kyoto)
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/8 x 12 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; "gauffrage" to clouds; highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Smith's “Kiyochika, Artist of Meiji Japan," as Plates #21 and #80 (pages 34 and 71).
Comments Nicely illuminated morning scene for which Kiyochika is well known. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)
Item # JS-1727 NOW Available; (JS-261 Sold)
Price $165