Kiyochika: Restaurant and Night Sky

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Restaurant and Night Sky
Date: 1879

View of the Yumeiro Restaurant at Imado. Imado ariake takadono no kei. A striking night sky with a glow that must obscure a bright moon hangs above a busy restaurant. We see the silhouette of a dancer in one room, and customers and staff both upstairs and at the entrance. This work comes in many different color combinations; this one has an attractive blue night sky featuring dramatic bokashi and a green glow. As the Smithsonian website comments, “On a diagonal from foreground to distance, Kiyochika rendered reflected or cast light, interior lighting, and finally, his trademark: light as a tear in a cloudy sky.”

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Center fold.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Kumajirô
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu