||"Pine Tree in the Rain"
||1880 (later "re-strike" ca1950)
||Loosely as "Tokyo Landscapes."
||Mariashobu Publisher (Kyoto)
||8 1/8 x 12 3/4
||Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; life-like reflections in water; highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
||Excellent. Strong colors.
(No flaws noted.)
||Similar scenes in Smith's “Kiyochika, Artist of Meiji Japan."
||Silhoutted nighttime riverside scene for which Kiyochika is well known. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)