Kiyochika: Mt Fuji at Dusk from Edo Bridge

Kiyochika: Mt Fuji at Dusk from Edo Bridge

Kobayashi Kiyochika

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Mt Fuji at Dusk from Edo Bridge
Date: 1879

This work was chosen for the cover of the 1988 Smith monograph on Kiyochika. The gas lantern backlights a pine tree at left, and the silhouette of a jinriksha man is seen on the right. The water reflects mostly manmade lights against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji seen against a darkening sky. There is a large cloud to the right of Mt. Fuji that looms “Like a celestial iceberg” (Smith).

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Small repaired wormhole, lower right.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Kumajirô
Literature: See Henry Smith II monograph from 1988, figure 27, page 37 and cover.
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika


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