Kiyochika: Distance View of Mt. Matsuchi by the Sumida River (Sumidagawa yori Matsuchiyama enkei) (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Distance View of Mt. Matsuchi by the Sumida River (Sumidagawa yori Matsuchiyama enkei)
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Date: 1884 (Meiji 17) delivered
From the series “One Hundred Views of Musashi”, a crab’s eye view from a boat on the Sumida River with Mt . Matsuchi in distance . A standing woman in a summer kimono is depicted so near that her upper body is completely cropped from the picture. This technique and its effect are familiar in Hiroshige’s prints. This series is something of a stylistic bridge between Hiroshige and shin hanga.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Slight toning.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Seal: Censors: Carver: hori-fuji
Signature: Shinseiro Kobayashi Kiyochika with his seal Shinsei