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Nakabayashi Chikutô (1776-1853)
Landscape in the style of Mi [Fu] (1051-1107)
Signed: Chûtan sha
Seals: Seishô noin, Azana wa Hakumei
Technique: sumi on paper 108 x 27,7
Mounting: cream damask 180 x 39,7
Box: inscribed
Condition: good

Chikutô is regarded as a theorist of the Nanga School. He was the son of a Nagoya doctor, but at the age of fifteen he became a protégé of the rich collector Kamiya Ten'yû (1721-1801) which gave him the opportunity to study authentic Chinese paintings. Together with his friend Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856), he went to Kyoto in 1802. Moving constantantly between Kyoto and Nagoya he finally settled in his hometown in 1815.

Nagoya 2009
Rosenfield ‘99 B.63
Berry & Marioka ‘08 p. 284
Cahill pp. 116 ff.
Kyoto '98 p. 288
Roberts p. 13
Araki p. 645