Kiyochika: Rinsing Out Dyed Cloth in the Tama River (Reserved)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Rinsing Out Dyed Cloth in the Tama River, from the series 100 Views of Musashi. A prosaic activity turns mysterious by moonlight.
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Tamagawa nunosarashi. A prosaic activity turns mysterious by moonlight. Ladies work by the light of the full moon to rinse fabrics in the river. One almost gets the sense of spying on them, as they are all turned away from the viewer. With beautiful woodgrain in the sky indicating an early impression.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mica in the sky.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirô
Literature: See Henry Smith's "Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan" number 146, page 127 for listing.
Seal: Hori Fuji (carver)
Signature: Shinsei Kobayashi Kiyochika