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28. Chô Gesshô (1772-1832)
Tsuru, 3 Cranes
Signed: Gesshô
Seals: Yukisada inshin Gesshô
Technique: colours on paper, 123.2 x 42.9
Mounting: green brocade
189 x 54.5
Condition: newly mounted, a stain, otherwise good

Gesshô was born in Hikone, Ômi Province as the son of a scroll mounter.
Before Gesshô moved to Nagoya he studied in Kyoto with the Nanga painter Ichikawa Unkei (1736-1803), later with Go Shun (1752-1811) and with Tanke Gessen (1721-1809). After a number of visits to Nagoya he finally went to settle there in 1798. Rosetsu (1754-1799) accompanied him. He became a leading artist in Nagoya among his pupils Yokoi Kinkoku (1761-1832) and Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856) . As a poet and a haiga painter he was involved in several haiga and kyôka anthologies.
Bunchô appreciated Gesshô's work and suggested that he move to Edo, but Gesshô ecided to stay.

Roberts p. 32
Araki p. 327
Hillier pp. 170-181
Fister '83 pp. 33, 34, 38

Price: EUR 750 / USD 885