Kiyochika

Kobayashi Kiyochika

1847-1915

Five Great Bridges of Tokyo: View of Ryogoku
(Tokyo godaibashi no ichi: Ryogoku shinkei)

signed at lower left, Houensha Kiyochika, title at the top right, Tokyo godaibashi no ichi: Ryogoku shinkei, dated with a round seal at lower right, Meiji kyunen, ichigatsu jusannichi, otodo (Meiji 9[1876], January 13th, registered), artist and publisher information in the cartouche below, Gako, Kobayashi Kiyochika, with his address in Wakamiyamachi, followed by the publisher, Hanmoto, Matsuki Heikichi, with his address in Yokawa-cho, 1876

oban tate-e triptych 14 5/8 by 30 5/8 in., 37.2 by 77.8 cm

This was one of Kiyochika's earliest woodblock prints.

References:
Henry D. Smith II, Kiyo-Chika: Artist of Meiji Japan, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1988, p. 23, no. 10
Exhibition of Kobayashi Kiyochika, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 1998, p. 20, no. 1
Hideki Kikkawa, Kobayashi Kiyochika: Studies in Light and Shadow of the Westernization of Japan, Seigensha Art Publishing, 2015, p. 6, no. 1
Kobayashi Kiyochika: A Retrospective, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 2016, p. 27, no. 20
(inv. no. 10-5097)

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