Kobayashi Kiyochika - Because of his place in history and the changing times in Japan while he was active, Kiyochika is considered both the last important ukiyo-e master and the first noteworthy print artist of modern Japan. Kiyochika studied photography with a pioneer in the field in Yokohama, and also Western-style painting. Kiyochika's style combines Western-style depiction of light and shade with contemporary subjects such as brick buildings and street cars, reflecting the rapid modernization of Japan during the Meiji era. Kiyochika bridges the transition from Edo era ukiyo-e to Meiji woodblock prints.
Comments - Handsome view of Ryogoku Bridge as seen from the One Thousand Poles at Senbongui. The wooden pilings frame a view of the bridge at sunset, with a lone fisherman at left bringing in his boat for the evening. The sky is flooded with soft light along the horizon, with a golden streak across the sky and clouds above. A striking scene with fine bokashi shading and an interesting composition.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 8 1/8" x 12 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some prints have a couple creases at edges, or slight rippling at edges from printing process. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.