Kiyochika Kobayashi, Hosokawa Yusai, Instruction in the Fundamentals of Success
Artist: Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915)
Title: Hosokawa Yusai
Series title: Instruction in the Fundamentals of Success（教導立志基）
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Size: 24.2 x 36.1 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Kiyochika Kobayashi|
|Subject||Samurai & Male|
|Dimensions||24.2 x 36.1 cm|
|Condition Report||Slight misregistration on the border, some fading.|
Born in Edo, Kiyochika was the son of a minor government official. He studied Western oil painting under Charles Wirgman and Japanese style painting with Kawanabe Kyosai and Shibata Zeshin. Influenced by imported lithographs and etchings, he turned to woodblock printing. He as also an illustrator for books, magazines and newspapers, having reported and depicted the Ruso-Japanese War of 1894 – 1895. In his prints, he produced views of contemporary Tokyo as it changed under the impact of Western influences. Although he was unable to revitalise the ukiyo-e style, he is considered the last of the important ukiyo-e printmakers.