by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
|Artist:||Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) — 小林清親|
|Series:||Long Live Japan. One Hundred Victories. One Hundred Laughs|
|Date 1st edition?:||Not set|
|Publisher 1st edition?:||Not Set|
|Publisher (this edition)?:||Not Set|
|Medium (1st edition):||Woodblock|
|Medium (this edition):||Woodblock|
|Format (1st edition):||Oban|
|Format (this edition):||Oban|
|DB artwork code:||31422|
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|Notes (this edition)?:||The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:|
Japanese Woodblock Print, Kiyochika, ca. 1894-1904. From the Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories. One Hundred Laughs. This Series related to the Sino-Japanese and then Russo-Japanese War. Kiyochika is a very well regarded ukiyo-e artist of the Meiji Era (1868-1912). He lived from 1847-1915. He helped bridge the gap from ukiyo-e to shin hanga. This woodblock print is in very good condition. The woodblock print measures 14 1/2" across and 9 1/2" tall.
|Artist Bio:||Kobayashi Kiyochika (小林 清親, September 10, 1847 – November 28, 1915) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the Meiji period.|
The son of a government official, Kiyochika was heavily influenced by Western art, which he studied under Charles Wirgman. He also based a lot of his work on Western etchings, lithographs, and photographs which became widely available in Japan in the Meiji period. Kiyochika also studied Japanese art under the great artists Kawanabe Kyōsai and Shibata Zeshin.
His woodblock prints stand apart from those of the earlier Edo period, incorporating not only Western styles but also Western subjects, as he depicted the introduction of such things as horse-drawn carriages, clock towers, and railroads to Tokyo. These show considerable influence from the landscapes of Hokusai and the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, but the Western influence is also unquestionable; these are much darker images on the whole, and share many features with Western lithographs and etchings of the time.
These were produced primarily from 1876 to 1881; Kiyochika would continue to publish ukiyo-e prints for the rest of his life, but also worked extensively in illustrations and sketches for newspapers, magazines, and books. He also produced a number of prints depicting scenes from the Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War, collaborating with caption writer Koppi Dojin, penname of Nishimori Takeki (1861-1913), to contribute a number of illustrations to the propaganda series Nihon banzai hyakusen hyakushō ('Long live Japan: 100 victories, 100 laughs'). (from Wiki)