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28. Chô Gesshô (1772-1832)
Shijô
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.

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

Price: EUR 750 / USD 885