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Naitô Tôho (1728-1788)
Signed: Tôho
Seals: Seisan, Fukuharuyama shogae .. jôshasha
Technique: sumi on paper 99.5 x 28.1
Mounting: brown damask and beige silk
182 x 30.4
Condition: foxing all over, fair

Tôho was born in Nagoya. He studied painting with Kano Sukenobu (Eisen’in II) (1730-90). From 1772 until 1788 he was a Confucian scholar in the service of the Lord of Owari. During this time Tôho wrote a famous book on this domain, the Chōshū zasshi (reprinted in 1975). During the Tenmei famine (1782-87) he donated his income to support the hungry population. Tôho was a friend of Yokoi Yayû (1702-83) who left many inscriptions on Tôho’s works.

Roberts p. 179
Araki 949
Haiku & Haiga p. 202

Price: EUR 600 / USD 678