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Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Nihonga (Ukiyo-e)
Girl picking plumblossom
Signed: Kiyochika
Seals: Unread
Technique: colours on silk 101,6 x 36,8
Mounting: light brown damask and grey silk
bamboo rollers, 185 x 48,3
Condition: near fine

Although Kiyochika produced a lot of paintings after 1900 they are quite rare; the Tokyo earthquake of 1923 destroyed a number of important collections of his paintings.

Kiyochika settled in Tokyo in 1874. He studied art wih Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) and the British painter and journalist Charles Wirgman (1832-1891).
In the early 1880s, he turned to political and social satire and for more than twenty-five years he worked for a number of comic journals and newspapers. He was chief cartoonist in the satirical journal Marumaru Shimbun.


Reference:
Roberts p. 85
Henry Smith II p. 114-115


Availability: On Request