Kiyochika -- "Night Rain at Yanagihara"

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika (1870-1917)
Title "Night Rain at Yanagihara" ("Yanagihara Yoru Ame")
Date 1881 (later "re-strike" ca1950)
Series Loosely as "Tokyo Landscapes."
Publisher Mariashobu Publisher (Kyoto)
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 7 3/4 x 12 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; realistic reflections in wet roadway; highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Similiar prints in Smith's ôKiyochika, Artist of Meiji Japan."
Comments Evocative, silhoutted night scene for which Kiyochika is well known. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)
Item # Possibly Available, Inquire
(JS-277 Sold/SK)
Price $165