Kiyochika -- "Big Fire at Ryogoku from Hama-cho"

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika (1870-1917)
Title "Big Fire at Ryogoku from Hama-cho" ("Hamacho Yori Utsusu Ryogoku Taika")
Date 1881 (later "re-strike" ca1950)
Series Loosely as "Tokyo Landscapes."
Publisher Mariashobu Publisher (Kyoto)
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/8 x 12 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Nicely 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 Plate #49, page 50.
Comments Bold "Tokyo in flames" image. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)
Item # JS-336
Price $165 (Sold/PA)