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Shibata Gitô (1780-1819)
Korean tiger
Signed: Gitô
Seals: Gitô
Technique: colours on paper 150 x 84
Mounting: bronze damask
199 x 98.7
Condition: old tape stains and scratches, new mounting, otherwise good

Gitô was a native of Bizen Province. After he moved to Kyôto he became a pupil Go Shun (1752-1811). He became an important member of the Shijô school, but because of his early death he never reached the stature of Matsumura Keibun (1779-1843) and Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845).

Roberts p.32
Araki p. 2210
Kyoto '98 p. 280 (# 4-12)
Hillier' 74 pp. 145-147 (# 102-104)

Price: EUR 1,200 / USD 1,416