Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
Autumn Colors at Nezu Shrine, 1880
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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.
Autumn Colors at Nezu Shrine, 1880 - Handsome view of Nezu Shrine in Tokyo in autumn, framed by tall trees. A few figures stroll about the grounds, their small size dwarfed by the entrance gate. The trees in the distance are changing colors to yellow and orange. The first time we've seen this Kunichika design.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 8" x 12 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Thinning along vertical centerfold, a few holes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details.