Kiyochika: Benten in Inokashita (Inokashira benten)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Benten in Inokashita (Inokashira benten)
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Date: 1885 (Meiji 18)
A man and his kneeling companion enjoy the view of Benten Shrine, which almost appears to be floating. The clouds are depicted in a very western manner, and the mix of Japanese and western garb on the couple is most interesting. With mica embellishing the trees and roof.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (35.5 x 24.2 cm)
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Signature: Shinsei Kiyochika with his seal