Kiyochika: Mount Yoshino
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Mount Yoshino
Series: Views of the Famous Sights of Japan (Nihon meishô zue)
Date: April 1897
Two women carrying kindling walk towards us on a mountain road. Behind them is a profusion of blooming cherry trees, with a few structures peeking out amidst the blossoms. A strong contrast to Kiyochika’s war designs, the defining feature of this series is its utter peace and tranquility and painterly feeling.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Extensive woodgrain evident.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s “Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan” plate 114, page 105.