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Kobayashi Kiyochika Douraku Kyokai

Item No A1-97-169-04
Title Douraku Kyokai
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika
Date 1895
Condition Trace of backing
Size 23×17cm
Price $54.01

Kobayashi Kiyochika
Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Hoensha, Shinseiro, and others as Betsugo. He didn’t have any particular mentor, but made a friendship with Shimooka Renjo and Kawanabe Kyosai , and also being on close terms with Shibata Zeshin. In 1874 approx., he had a chance to learn the western -style painting under Wirgman, which enabled him to invent Kosenga, a new style of multi-color prints taking in the western -style painting’s technique. He also handled caricature, and in his latest years, left many autographs.