|Kishi Renzan (1804-1859)|
DragonSigned: Renzan Gan Toku
Seals: Gantoku noin, Azana Shidô
Technique: sumi on silk 98.3 x 35.8
Mounting: blue brocade and beige silk
176.5 x 45.8
Condition: very good
Renzan was a pupil of Gan Ku (1749-1838) for more than ten years. When he married Gan Ku’s daughter he was adopted into the Kishi family. Like his father-in-law he was in the service of Arisugawa-no-Miya.
Renzan absorbed many elements of the Shijô, so his work differs considerably from that of Gan Ku. After Gan Ku’s death, Renzan and Gan Tai (1782-1865) became the leaders of the Kishi School.
Ritto 1996 p. 49 ff. (# 33-38)
Roberts p. 129
Araki p. 923
Kyoto '98 p. 277 (# 3-11, 4-2, 13, 18, 20, 5-21)
Hillier' 74 p. 228 (# 169-171)