Night Rain at Yanagihara, 1881

by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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Night Rain at Yanagihara, 1881 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
Night Rain at Yanagihara, 1881

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 Yanagihara on a rainy night. A man in black silhouette stands beside a rickshaw with a dog at his side while other figures hurry through the street under umbrellas. Yellow lantern light shimmers on the wet pavement, and a willow tree frames the sky at upper left. A wonderful evening scene with beautiful handling of light and shadow.

Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Image Size - 8" x 12 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Vertical folds. A few creases at edges and repairs, paper remnant in top margin.

Night Rain at Yanagihara, 1881 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Night Rain at Yanagihara, 1881 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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