Kiyochika: Distant View of Asakusa Temple from the Ayase River (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Distant View of Asakusa Temple from the Ayase River
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Ayase gawa Asakusa-dera enkei. We are caught up in the travails of a single small fish dangling from a spread net, rather than the human drama surrounding the famous Asakusa Temple in the far distance. This seems to echo a similar view of a thrown net in Hiroshige’s “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Seal: Censors: Carver: hori-fuji
Signature: Shinseiro Kobayashi Kiyochika with his seal Shinsei