Kiyochika: View Inside Ueno Park (Ueno Kôen-nai no kei) (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: View Inside Ueno Park (Ueno Kôen-nai no kei)
A woman holding a western-style umbrella and a little girl move towards the entrance to Kan-eiji Temple, which was destroyed in the Battle of Ueno in 1868 as Kiyochika looked on, but rebuilt in 1871. The trees are beautifully abstracted and appear to be moving slightly in the breeze. One gets the feeling of isolation and neglect that a visitor at the time must have felt. A very early impression, with the temple itself done in soft colors to indicate the hazy distance. Kiyochika has hidden his signature in the grass in the foreground left.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Kumajirô
Literature: Pictured in “Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan” by Henry D. Smith II, page 42, fig. 37.
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu