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Imao Keinen (1845-1924)
Nihonga
Couple of kogamo, green-winged teals under the moon
Signed: Keinen
Seals: Keinen
Technique: colours on silk 116.5 x 32.5
Mounting: pale brown gold brocade and grey silk
204 x 45.3
Box: double
Condition: fine

Imao Keinen studied under Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891). During the uprisings marking the end of the Tokugawa regime the Imao house was destroyed. Released from his family's business he was able to devote all his time to art and he established his own studio in 1868 where he trained many students. In 1888 he started teaching at the Kyôto Art Academy. He was a dedicated teacher, who always took much effort and who was greatly concerned with the progress of his pupils.

Reference:
Morioka & Berry ‘99 pp. 122-125
Morioka & Berry ‘08 # 11
Aburai p. 47-48
Roberts p. 53
Araki p. 2049
Hillier p. 353

Price: EUR 750 / USD 900