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.
Mt. Fuji at Twilight from Edo Bridge - Intriguing view of the busy boat traffic along the Sumida River with Edobashi (Edo Bridge) in the distance. Glowing lights are reflected in the shimmer water and Mt. Fuji shows pale against the purple twilight, dwarfed by a towering cloud. Beautifully shaded with an attractive color palette.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 15" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light vertical fold, light diagonal fold at edge. Please see photos for details.
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