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34. Nakajima Raishô (1796-1871)
Shijô
Nekoryô ni kawasemi - Catkin and kingfisher
Signed: Raishô
Seals: Raishô
Technique: colours on paper, 30.8 x 41.9
Mounting: green beige brocade and beige raw silk
118 x 56
Condition: near fine

Raishô was one of the four great masters of Kyoto at the end of the Edo period. (Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837), Shiokawa Bunrin (1801-1877) and Kishi Renzan (1805-1859)were the others.)

He was born in Ôtsu and a pupil of the influential Watanabe Nangaku (1767-1813). Later he studied with Maruyama Ôzui (1766-1829). Raishô was an important painter who attracted equally important students like Konô Bairei (1844-1895) and Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913).


Reference:
Roberts p. 127
Araki p. 1203
Kyoto '98 p. 288
Hillier pp. 332-335

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