Kiyochika -- Distant View of Ryogoku Bridge at Motoyanagi

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika (1870-1917)
Title "Distant View of Ryogoku Bridge at Motoyanagi" ("Motoyanagi-bashi Ryogoku Enkei")
Date 1879 (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. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; life-like reflections in water; highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Seen in Smith's “Kiyochika, Artist of Meiji Japan" as Plate #44 (page 48).
Comments Beautiful and evocative Meiji-era riverscene with Edo's most famous bridge, Ryogoku, seen in background. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)
Item # JS-342
Price $165