Kobayashi Kiyochika Summer Moon at Imado

Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915

Summer Moon at Imado

signed at lower left, Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu, the date and publication information on the right-hand margin in three sections; top: on todoke Meiji juyonen - gatsu - ka (registered, Meiji 14 [1881], -month - day) followed by the publisher's information, Fukuda Kumajiro located in Hasegawa-cho, and the artist, Gako Kobayashi Kiyochika ga, ca. 1881

oban yoko-e 9 3/4 by 14 3/8 in., 24.9 by 36.5 cm

A very fine and subtle impression of one of the more scarce designs.

References:
Tokichi Sakai, Kiyochika, The Japan Association for the Preservation of Ukiyo-e, translation by N.S. Gankow, 1969, no. 73
Kiyochika, Goyo, Shinsui hanga ten: Meiji, Taisho no ukiyo-e shi, Seibu Hyakkaten, 1976, no. 3 and cover
Henry D. Smith II, Kiyo-Chika: Artist of Meiji Japan, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1988, no. 42
Exhibition of Kobayashi Kiyochika, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 1998, p. 37, no. 33
Kobayashi Kiyochika: A Retrospective, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 2016, p. 68, no. 90
British Museum, no. 1939,0524,0.71.20
(inv. no. C-1497)

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