Eijiro Kobayashi – Evening Cool on Sumida (sepia)

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Additional information

Artist

Kobayashi, Eijiro

Condition

(A) Very Fine Condition

Date

1910s-1930s

Edition

Early Edition

Movement

Shin-hanga

Size

Chuban (7"x10")

Publisher

Hasegawa

Subjects

Night, People, River / Lake / Ocean, Solitude

This is an early edition version of Eijiro Kobayashi‘s “Evening Cool on Sumida” done in the sepia tone, one of the beautiful pieces in the Hasegawa’s Night Scenes series.

The Woodblock Print

This early edition choban-sized woodblock from Hasegawa’s Night Scenes series is in very good condition. It has the thin paper and narrow margins of the early edition, with good bleed-through and a clean verso. It has a very faint matburn discoloration line on the right side, but it is very faint and due to the original matting that the woodblocks were sold in.

About the Artist

Eijiro Kobayashi was born in 1870 (died in 1946). Little is known about the life of Eijiro Kobayashi beyond his contributions to Hasegawa’s Night Scenes by Watanabe. He is known for woodblock prints of romantic night and evening scenes in shin hanga style of which there are only three different designs attributed to him, the fourth being attributed to “Whistler”.  The prints were published by Hasegawa, and later by Nishinomiya, and three showing scenes from the Sumida river and one design showing a pagoda.