Sensoji Temple in the Snow
embellished with a dusting of silver mica on the light grey snow on the ribs of the roof, signed at lower left, Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu, the title along the bottom margin in kanji, Sensoji setchu, dated in the upper cartouche on the left, otodo Meiji -nen -gatsu -ka (registered, Meiji, -year, -month, -day), followed by the publisher, Fukuda Kumajiro located in Hasegawa-cho, and the artist, Goko Kobayashi Kiyochika, with his address in Yonezawa-cho, 1881
oban yoko-e 9 1/8 by 13 1/4 in., 23.3 by 33.7 cm
Tokichi Sakai, Kiyochika, The Japan Association for the Preservation of Ukiyo-e, translation by N.S. Gankow, 1969, no. 76
Henry D. Smith II, Kiyo-Chika: Artist of Meiji Japan, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1988, p. 70, no. 78
Hideki Kikkawa, Kobayashi Kiyochika: Studies in Light and Shadow of the Westernization of Japan, Seigensha Art Publishing, 2015, p. 106, no. 147
(inv. no. 10-5012)
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