Kiyochika: Moonlit Sea at Kawasaki
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Moonlit Sea at Kawasaki
Kawasaki gekkai. Sail ships at anchor fire a salute with cannons, their reflections beautifully depicted against a calm sea. The moon shows itself as a yellow glow that emanates from behind a cloud. The view is peaceful, yet with an underlying warning of menace. A superb and rare design that combines the best of what Kiyochika was famous for.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Minor stain in dark area of sky.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Kumajirô
Literature: Pictured in “Kiyochika + Yasuji”, plate 120, page 90 and “Hiroshige & Kiyochika” 100th Anniversary of Kiyochika catalog, plate 130.
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu