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Mori Ippô (1798-1872)
Bear in the snow
Signed: Ippô
Seals: Mori Keishi in, Shikô uji
Technique: sumi and pink on silk 99 x 40
Mounting: brown gold brocade and beige silk
184 x x 53.5
Condition: very good

Compare: Aziatische kunst # 30, March 2000 # 11

Ippô, an outstanding member of the third generation Maruyama-Shijô painters, lived in Osaka. He studied under Mori Tetsuzan (1775-1841), who later adopted him. About 1850, he executed some of the paintings for fusuma, sliding doors, of the imperial palace.

Roberts p. 55
Araki p. 24
Hillier p. 264 (# 204-207)
Itsuo 48-52
Kansai # 236 ff