Eijiro Kobayashi – High Bridge at Night

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Artist

Kobayashi, Eijiro

Condition

(A+) Excellent Condition

Date

1910s-1930s

Edition

Early Edition

Movement

Shin-hanga

Size

Chuban (7"x10")

In the 1920s, the publisher Hasegawa commissioned a small group of artists to create woodblock prints for a series entitled “Hasegawa’s Night Scenes“, of which there were a total of 21 prints by 6 artists. This is one of those prints.

The Woodblock Print

This is a mid edition version of Eijiro Kobayashi‘s “High Bridge at Night” in excellent condition. This woodblock has exceptional color and detail in its tones and highlights, as noted by the pin-prick stars and subtle warm notes in the windows and reflections. No discolorations, a clean verso, full margins typical to this mid edition. An outstanding example of this print.

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.