Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
View of the Ariakero Restaurant at Imado
(Imado Ariakero no kei)
signed discreetly at lower right, Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu, the title along the bottom margin, Imado Ariakero no kei, dated in the upper cartouche on the right, Meiji juninen shichigatsu - ka (Meiji 12 , July - day), followed by the artist's information, Gako Kobayashi Kiyochika with his address in Yonezawa-cho, and the publisher, Fukuda Kumajiro located in Hasegawa-cho, ca. 1879
oban yoko-e 9 5/8 by 14 1/8 in., 24.4 by 35.9 cm
This variant impression uses pale green in the triangular shaped break in the clouds, and introduces a deep teal blue in the foreground and more rounded edges to the bokashi in the sky. The elimination of the grey shading on the lit windows at upper right suggest this is a slightly later printing.
Tokichi Sakai, Kiyochika, The Japan Association for the Preservation of Ukiyo-e, translation by N.S. Gankow, 1969, no. 25
Kiyochika, Goyo, Shinsui hanga ten: Meiji, Taisho no ukiyo-e shi, Seibu Hyakkaten, 1976, no. 6
Hideki Kikkawa, Exhibition of Kobayashi Kiyochika, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 1998, p. 34, no. 26
Kobayashi Kiyochika: Studies in Light and Shadow of the Westernization of Japan, Seigensha Art Publishing, 2015, p. 39, no. 50
Kobayashi Kiyochika: A Retrospective, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 2016, p. 60, no. 81
(inv. no. 10-4828)
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