Kiyochika: Picnic among maples
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Picnic among maples
Date: 1878 (Meiji 11)
View of Takinogawa. Visitors enjoy the views of autumn maple trees as they enjoy refreshment on raised platforms. A man is seen happily heading up the trail to the the viewing area. A woman pours her companion some sake, right. The similar views of Tokyo that Kiyochika did in the following few years were done with a different publisher, Fukada Kumajirô.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Narrow margins bottom and left.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Freer/Sackler collection.
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika ga