Kiyochika: Main hall of Sensô-ji temple (Sensô-ji hondô)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Main hall of Sensô-ji temple (Sensô-ji hondô)
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Date: 1884 (Meiji 17)
We see a beauty overlooking the hubbub at Sensô-ji Temple in Akasaka from the main Temple Hall. She holds aloft a red balloon, which her son seems to be grabbing for enthusiastically. The unique perspectives chosen by Kiyochika in this series presage elements of 20th century design.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirô
Literature: Henry Smith: Kiyochika, artist of Meiji Japan, p.70.
Seal: Carver’s seal: Hori Fuji
Signature: Shinseirô Kiyochika with his square seal “Kiyochika” in red; other seals union, certified (kumiai, shô)