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Fukui Kôtei (1866-1937)
Chiku ni tora - Tiger and bamboo
Signed: -
Seals: Kôtei hitsushi, Meiji 34 1st day of summer
Technique: sumi on silk 98 x 35.2
Date: 1st day of summer 1901
Mounting: brown silk
186 x 46.7
Box: bottom inscription from 1903
Condition: creased, otherwise good

Former Kimura collection

Kôtei was born in Tokyo. In 1878 he started artistic training, which he continued by studying western water colour painting with Oguri Shûichi (dates unknown), Nanga painting with Taki Katei (1830-1901) and in 1884 he became a pupil of Kawabata Gyokusho (1842-1913). He was a winner of many prizes at a large number of different shows, even internationally (Venice in 1897). He was one of the founders of the Musekai, the Voiceless Society, Their aim to enrich Japanese painting with foreign painting techniques. In 1916 he started a five year trip to China and Korea.

Andon 99 pp. 20-28
Roberts p. 27
Aburai p. 331
Araki p. 752