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Kobayashi Kiyochika, Japanese, (1847–1915)
Great Fire on Ryokoku Bridge, 1881
Ink and colors on paper
9 3/8 x 14 in. (24 x 36 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2020.1.10


Commentary
From the series "Tokyo Meisho-zu" (Pictures of Famous Places in Tokyo). "Meiji juyon nen ichi gatsu nijuroku nichi shukka" (Outbreak of Fire on 26 January 1881). "Hamacho yori utsushita Ryogoku taika" (The Great Fire on Ryogoku Bridge, as sketched from Hamacho).

This is a re-carved edition. The print was originally created in 1881. This version was made in the 1950s.

Marks
The work bears the artist's signature, "Kobayashi Kiyochika," and "Kobayashi Kiyochika" is printed on the right margin.

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
Large fire burning at the ends of a bridge in the distance. In the foreground, people look out over the water and into the distance at the burning bridge. People are running along the coastline.

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