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Ship at Shinagawa Bay from the series Famous Views of Tokyo

Portrait of Kido Kōin - with a transcript of the biographical sketch of Lord Kido Kōin from the Nichinichi Shinbun

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Ship at Shinagawa Bay

from the series Famous Views of Tokyo

by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1879

(c. 1950s reprint)

IHL Cat. #27

About This Print

This print was made in the 1950s by the Kyoto publisher Maria Shobo from recut woodblocks, copying the original 1879 design. Two series of Kiyochika designs, each consisting of 12 prints were issued.  The recut prints generally, but not always, have the publisher's identifying Ma character beneath the cartouche in the print's margin.  Maria Shobo was established in 1924 and continues to publish books.

This print was originally issued as part of a loosely constructed series Famous Views of Tokyo (Tokyo meisho) consisting of 93 prints issued from 1876-1881 by two publishers, Matsuki Heikichi and Fukuda Kumajirô.  For additional information on this series see "Early Woodblock Prints: The Series Famous Views of Tokyo (Tokyo meisho) 1876-1881" on the Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) page.

Earlier Printings (including variant colors)

   Keio University print

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description  Ship at Shinagawa Bay (Shinagawa kaijo no chobo) 品川海上眺望図
 Series  Famous Views of Tokyo (Tokyo meisho)
 Artist  Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915)
 Signature  Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu
 Seal  none
 Publication Date  originally 1879 (Meiji 12) by Fukuda Kumajirô.  This print c. 1950
Maria Shobo マリア書房, Kyoto (The publisher's single katakana character, マ (Ma) normally appearing just below the margin cartouche, as shown below, is absent from all copies of this reprint.)
 Edition  c. 1950s from recut blocks
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  ukiyo-e - meisho-e
 Format  horizontal oban
 H x W Paper
 9 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. (23.5 x 35.2 cm)
 H x W Image
 8 1/8 x 12 3/4 in. (20.6 x 32.4 cm)

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