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Uejima Hôzan (1875-1920)
Nihonga
Hikô zu - Macaque
Signed: Hôzan
Seals: Juin Hôzan
Technique: colours on silk 112 x 32
Date: 1919
Mounting: green silk and beige silk
202 x 44.7
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Hôzan was born in Kasaoka, Okayama. He moved to Osaka where he studied Maruyama style painting with Kimura Kanzan and Watanabe Shoeki (1848- >1920). A good painter of animals but excelled in bijin painting and by the time he died he was equally famous as Uemura Shôen (1875-1949). Unjustly soon forgotten.

Reference:
Araki p. 2357
Tsuruga 1993 # 49-50

Price: EUR 850 / USD 969