|Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)|
Girl picking plumblossomSigned: Kiyochika
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.
Roberts p. 85
Henry Smith II p. 114-115
Availability: On Request