Night Scene at Sumida River | Kobayashi Kiyochika | 1930

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Size: 11"x14"

The artwork "Night Scene at Sumida River" by Kobayashi Kiyochika, created around 1930, portrays a serene nocturnal landscape along the Sumida River in Japan. The scene is characterized by a subdued colour palette, dominated by shades of blue and black, which evoke the quietude of the night. The composition is balanced with trees in the foreground, their delicate leaves forming silhouettes against the dark sky. Figures are depicted strolling or standing by the riverside, their forms rendered in simple yet expressive outlines, suggesting a contemplative or leisurely evening walk.

The background features the gentle glow of light from the windows of the houses across the river, reflecting softly on the water's surface. These reflections create a sense of depth and add a luminous quality to the painting. Kiyochika is known for his skillful use of light and shadow, which is evident in this work as he captures the tranquil atmosphere of a nighttime setting by the river. The Sumida River, a significant and historical body of water in Tokyo, is often the subject of Japanese art, reflecting its importance in the cultural and daily life of the city.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
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  • Contains no plastic



11 x 14 Inches = 28 cm x 35.5 cm

16 x 20 Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm