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29. Ônishi Keisai (1773-1829)
Shirasagi - Egret in the rain
Signed: Keisai
Seals: Nishiin, Shukumei
Technique: colours on silk, 82.5 x 32.3
Mounting: cream Chinese damask and ocre silk
148 x 45.1
Condition: wormage at top of the mounting, otherwise good

Keisai was a pupil and a friend of Tani Bunchô (1763-1840). In his time he was an important bunjin but faded in history. He was the teacher of Okamoto Shûki (1807-1862) and of his son Ônishi Chinnen (1792-1851).

Roberts p. 75
Rosenfield '99 b73
Setagaya p. 138