THEN TO DALE MATTES, MAJOR DEALER AND HERBERT COLE'S BUSINESS PARTNER, AND WHO INHERITED HIS COLLECTION. THEN TO RANDOLPH FARIAS, COLLECTOR. NOW IT COULD BE YOURS. WORKS IN THIS CONDITION BY KIYOCHIKA ARE RARE AND HARD TO FIND. COLORS ARE VIVID AND LINES ARE STRONG.SON OF A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL. STUDIED WESTERN OIL PAINTING UNDER CHARLES WIRGMAN (1832 - 1891), JAPANESE STYLE PAINTING WITH KAWANABE KYOSAI AND SHIBATA ZESHIN. INFLUENCED BY IMPORTED LITHOGRAPHS AND ETCHINGS, TURNED TO WOODBLOCK PRINTING. HAD CONSIDERABLE FAME DURING THE PERIOD OF 1876 - 1881. CONSIDERED THE LAST OF THE UKIYO-E PRINTMAKERS. TO FIND A PRINT IN THIS CONDITION IS RARE. HERE IS AN ADDITONAL BIOGRAPHY. Kiyochika Kobayashi has been described as. Rtant ukiyo-e master and the first.
"The last impo noteworthy print artist of modern Japan" (According to Richard Lane's book, " Images of the Floating World "). Kiyochika is said to be the last ukiyo-e artist to lyrically depict Tokyo during the Meiji cultural enlightenment.
Kiyochika, while best-known today as a print designer, was also an illustrator and cartoonist. His hand painted works tend to be highly sought after as with woodblock prints, many copies can be found but with works made by hand, each piece is rather distinct or only even only a single one may exist.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "dogbuyit" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.