Kiyochika: Umewaka Shrine

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Umewaka Shrine
Date: Ca. 1880 (Meiji 13)

A woman with an umbrella and a man beside his palanquin stand in the colorful rain. There are no outlines used in this work, which is strikingly original and innovative. This work seems to directly presage some of the techniques and designs by Kawase Hasui, and has been thus noted by scholars.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Kumajirô
Literature: See Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan by Henry Smith (1988), fig. 38.
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu