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Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945)
Landscape with fisherman
Signed: Kansetsu sanjin
Seals: Kansetsu .. .. , Inkiyo hôgen (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 131,4 x 30,5
Mounting: green damask
201 x 43,7
Condition: good

Kansetsu was born in Kobe. His father was a specialist of Chinese studies and a painter in the literati style. His mother was a competent amateur painter and his grandfather had practiced haiku. Kansetsu’s parental home was a meeting point for scholars and artists.

Kansetsu first studied painting with his father and subsequently took up the Maruyama-Shijō style with Kataoka Kōkō (dates unknown). In 1903 he became a disciple of Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942), an immensely influential figure in the Kyoto art world. Through Seihô he became interested in European art and he travelled to Europe in 1921 and 1927. His main interest was China. He went there almost every year from 1913 on, and all in all more than thirty times. In 1935 he was appointed a member of the Imperial Fine Arts Academy and in 1939 he received the Asahi Culture Prize. His former Kyoto house is now a museum.

Kyoto 1957
Kyoto 1977
Conant pp. 293-294
Berry & Morioka ‘99 pp. 224-29
Berry & Morioka ‘08 pp. 261-63
Aburai p. 302-303
Roberts p. 41

WAS: € 1.000,- ($ 1,100)

Price: EUR 250 / USD 275