Kiyochika: Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Kiyochika: Ueno Toshogu Shrine (Sold)

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Ueno Toshogu Shrine
Date: 1881

Night at Toshogu Shrine, Ueno (Ueno toshogu no yoru). One approaching pedestrian bears a glowing yellow light as he approaches the entrance to Toshogu Shrine, the lights of the city a soft glow behind him. The other yellow lights are perhaps fireflies. The scene seems to mimic a black-and-white photograph. The work also manages to convey atmosphere and depth using a minimum of colors and blocks. Very rare design. The only museum examples seem to be the British Museum and LACMA.

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