by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
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 the Fuji-view Ferry crossing on the Great River in the early morning or evening, the sky and clouds tinged with soft lavender. At lower left, a ferry makes its way across the calm water. Freight is stacked in pyramids at lower left, and the piles cast a long shadow across the bank, as do the posts along the shore and the small structures. A peaceful, serene image. The first time we've offered this Kiyochika subject.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 7 7/8" x 12 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight separation at ends of vertical centerfold, repaired. Light vertical folds. Slight toning and soiling, a few marks. Please see photos for details.
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