Great Fire at Ryogoku Seen from Asakusa Bridge (S1800)

Great Fire at Ryogoku Seen from Asakusa Bridge (S1800)

$465.00

Kiyochika’s house burned down in the Great Fire at Ryōgoku of 26 January 1881 while he was out sketching. This print captures that event. Crimson flame that dyes the sky red. The fire spreads even further, giving up smoke and scattering sparks. This is a picture depicting a world where the blazing fire that is just burning across Ryogoku Bridge on the shores of the Sumida River is far away, and the terrible rage of the disaster, as well as the sarcasm of the beautiful colors that appear at that time.

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Additional information

AKA

Kobayashi Katsunosuke

Comments

Format is Oban. This is a later edition done during the Showa era (1926-1989) from the original blocks.

Numbered

NA

References

LACMA 238221

Artist

Condition

Date of Creation

Dimensions

12.3"x7.9" + margins

Medium

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NA

Publisher

Fukuda Kumajiro

Signature

Artist signature in margin from block

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