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Fukada Chokujô (1861-1947)
Nihonga
Oshidori - Couple of mandarin ducks
Signed: -
Seals: Chokujô
Technique: colours on paper 65.3 x 30.2
Mounting: grey bronze damask and beige silk
151 x 41
Condition: newly mounted. very good

A couple of mandarin ducks symbolize marital fidelity

Chokujô was born in Ôtsu, Shiga-ken, and lived in Kyôto. He studied under Morikawa Sôbun (1847-1902). In 1886 he moved to Ôsaka to paint and teach and he lived in Hyogo. He seemed to have been an important artist in his time, and is supposed to have had many pupils. He was specialized in kachôga, flower and bird painting and landscapes and well known for his fishes. At the Bunten he was a member of the jury.

Reference:
Roberts p. 26
Aburai p. 331
Araki p. 1086
Kansai # 210-211

Price: EUR 400 / USD 480