Kiyochika: Moon on a Chilly Night at Akashicho, Tsukiji
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Moon on a Chilly Night at Akashicho, Tsukiji
Series: Views of Japan
Date: 1915 (1929)
Several figures walk away from the viewer in this view of “Moon On a Chilly Night at Akashichô, Tsukiji”. The moon features a halo both red and yellow, and it reflects yellow on the water, lower left. The clouds are especially pleasing here, as well. This series was designed by Kiyochika ca. 1913-1915, but only a few trial prints were published. In 1929 a total of 26 prints were issued, with the seal reading “Kiyochika Fukei Shin-ga hampu-kai” (Society for the Distribution of Kiyochika’s Landscapes). The works have a watercolor-like effect and a very pleasing palette.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Seal: Artist’s seals