Night Scene at Sumida River | Kobayashi Kiyochika | 1930

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Size: 16"x20"
Frame Style: Black Frame

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 color 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 night time 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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging