Kiyochika: Cherry Blossoms at Koganei
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Cherry Blossoms at Koganei
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Date: 1884 (Meiji 17)
A rare design from this important landscape series. There is almost an identical view of this place by Hiroshige in his “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” series. We see an ancient tree foreground, partially truncated a la Hiroshige. In the background we see rickshas parked outside of a restaurant/teahouse with visitors admiring the blossoms.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirô
Signature: Shinseirô Kiyochika with his square seal “Kiyochika”