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Yoshimura Kôkei (1769-1836)
Cuckoo announcing the start of summer rains
Signed: Kôkei
Seals: Kôkei
Technique: sumi on paper 102.8 x 28.2
Mounting: blue damask and beige silk
196 x 31.3
Condition: very good

Kôkei was the son of Yoshimura Ranshû (1739-1816), who had been a fellow student of Maruyama Ôkyo (1733-1795) at the studio of Ishida Yûtei (1721-1786). Kôkei lived in Kyôto and was one of the ten notable pupils of Õkyo. A famous artist known for his landscape paintings and kachôga, bird and flower paintings

Roberts p. 88
Araki p. 854
Hillier p.162-163
Kyoto '98 p. 298

Price: EUR 600 / USD 666