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Ônishi Chinnen (1792-1851)
Bakufu sô kame, Waterfall and pair of Tortoises
Signed: Chinnen
Seals: Chinnen Sonan
Technique: sumi and light colours on silk 98.5 x 35.2
Mounting: brown blue brocade and grey silk
190 x 46.2
Box: inscribed
Condition: flaws at the top of the mounting, otherwise very good

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).

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

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,110