Fine Weather after Snowfall at the Old Inner Keep of Edo Castle
(Kyu Honmaru yukibare)
signed discreetly at lower left, Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu, the title along the bottom margin, Kyu Honmaru yukibare, the date and publication information on the right-hand margin in three sections; top: on todoke Meiji ju - nen - gatsu - ka (registered, Meiji 10 [1877-?], -month - day) followed by the publisher's information, Fukuda Kumajiro located in Hasegawa-cho, and the artist, Gako Kobayashi Kiyochika ga, with his address in Yonezawa-cho, ca. 1879-80
oban yoko-e 9 1/4 by 13 1/4 in., 23.5 by 33.5 cm
Although this print appears to be dated Meiji 10 , the gap between Meiji ju (Meiji 10) and nen (year of) indicates it was the publisher's intention to insert another character, most likely a 2 or 3 for 1879 or 1880, which corresponds to the dating format of other designs with this configuration of the publication cartouche.
Tokichi Sakai, Kiyochika, The Japan Association for the Preservation of Ukiyo-e, translation by N.S. Gankow, 1969, no. 90
Hideki Kikkawa, Kobayashi Kiyochika: Studies in Light and Shadow of the Westernization of Japan, Seigensha Art Publishing, 2015, p. 70, nos. 94-96 (variant impressions)
Kobayashi Kiyochika: A Retrospective, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 2016, p. 54, no. 69
(inv. no. 10-4843)
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only
Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm preferably for no more than two individuals at a time.
Visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing at their discretion.
site last updated
August 14, 2022
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475
Join our mailing list...