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KIYOCHIKA, Kobayashi   (1847 - 1915) Snow scene at Hikifune Street, Koume
Geishas by a Bridge in the Snow

Signed:                        Kiyochika
Artist's seal:               Kobayashi Kiyochika
Publisher:                   Fukuda Kumajiro Gusokuya)
Dated:                         1879
Size:                             oban yolko-e (c. 23 x 34 cms / c. 9" x 13.5")

Very good impression and color,
centerfold, else very good condition.

ref. no: # 722799
- Sold -
KIYOCHIKA'S woodblock prints stand apart from those of the earlier Edo period, incorporating not only Western styles but also Western subjects, as he depicted the introduction of such things as horse-drawn carriages, clock towers, and railroads to Tokyo. These show considerable influence from the landscapes of Hokusai and the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, but the Western influence is also unquestionable; these are much darker images on the whole, and share many features with Western lithographs and etchings of the time. These were produced primarily from 1876 to 1881.

Other works by the artist currently available in our gallery:
- The poetess Sei Shonagon from the series: Ancient Patterns
- Prints from the series: Long Live Japan! - 100 Victories, 100 Laughs

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