Kiyochika: Fireworks at Ryogoku (SOLD)

  • Sold.

Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika  小林清親 (1847-1915)
Title: Fireworks at Ryogoku
Date: 1884/11 (Meiji)

Fireworks at Ryogoku (Ryogoku hanabi). Dramatic, indirect, off-center; all harbingers of 20th century graphic design.  Fascinating view of a beauty relaxing as she watches fireworks explode over Ryogoku Bridge on the Sumida River.  One of the finest designs in this impressive series.  Scarce.  A first edition with large areas of deluxe mica.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Minor discoloration to margins and areas where paper was reinforced near the top edge.

Series:  One Hundred Views of Musashi Province

Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsuhjiro (carver) Hori Fuji
Signature: Shinsei Kobayashi Kiyochika