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Ônishi Chinnen (1792-1851)
Shijô
Handscroll - Eitsukei zu, pictures exceeding thorns
Signed: Chinnen
Seals: Taijû
Technique: colours on paper 31.3 x 650
Date: August 16, 1846
Box: inscribed
Condition: restored wormage and newly mounted, good

From the collection of Yamamoto Shinsaburô, a rich family of manufacturers of mosquito nets in Echisen since 1702.

1. Pine shoot
2. Bracken
3. Mushrooms and ..
4. Kuwai
5. Aubergine and Cucumber
6. Rapeseed and ..
7. Morning glory
8. Coronation
9. Camelia
10. Dandylion, horsetail and ..
11.Lanterns an petals
12. ..
13. Bat and moon
14. Octopus and crabs
15. ..

Chinnen was the son of Onishi Keisai (1773-1829). With Suzuki Nanrei (1775-1844) they are considered the best Maruyama-Shijô painters in Edo and as least as good as their contemporaries in Kansai. Chinnen, as well as Nanrei, studied under Watanabe Nangaku (1767-1813) when he came to Edo to teach the Maruyama style. Chinnen also studied with his father and with Tani Bunchô (1763 -1840).

Reference:
Roberts p. 14
Araki p. 2242
Hillier pp. 315-325

Price: EUR 1,450 / USD 1,609