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56. Nishiyama Suishô (1879-1958)
Nihonga
Pine shoot at sunrise
Signed: Suishô
Seals: Suishô
Technique: sumi and gold on silk 125.6 x 26.4
Mounting: cream decorate gold brocade and azure silk
211 x 37.5
Box: signed double box
Condition: a few stains at the of the mounting, otherwise very good

Suishô was born in Fushimi, Kyoto. In 1893 he entered the school of Takeuchi Seihô (1864-1942) and became a prominent student of Seihô, along with fellow students Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) and Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945). Already the following year,1894 Suishô won prizes at various exhibitions. Later on he became Seihô's son-in-law and went to the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts.
In 1907, he exhibited at the first Bunten exhibition and won the third prize, which was followed by many more prizes and special awards. When the Teiten was established in 1919, he was selected as a juror. In 1929 he was recommended for membership of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts and in 1937, when the Teiten was reorganised, he became a member of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts and a judge for the New Bunten Exhibition. After Seiho's death in 1942, he was appointed member of the Imperial Household Artists' Association.

Reference:
Berry ‘99. pp. 246-248
Aburai p. 289
Roberts p. 120

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,000