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Takeuchi Seihô (1864-1942) with Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959)
Kashibachi, Cake bowl - Kakitsubata, Iris
Signed: Seihô
Seals: Kiyo
Technique: Grey gohonde kyôyaki with dripping slip and a black tetsu-e underglaze decoration Ø 22,3 x 9,1
Date: 1919-20
Box: signed
Condition: A stress crack (baking flaw) in the rim, otherwise very good

Seihô was born in Kyoto. He studied with Kôno Bairei (1844-1895) and made first appearance at the age of 16. In 1900 he went to Europe for six months to get acquainted with Western painting.
Seihô was one of the last very important and famous Maruyama-Shijô style painters, but his flamboyantly virtuoso in handling his brush meant in the eyes of some critics that his craftsmanship reduced his artistic abilities.

Next to a number of monographs and in any general book on modern Japanese painting:
Harada 1981
Berry & Morioka ‘99 pp. 130-137
Conant pp. 322-323
Roberts p. 171
Araki p. 1633

Rokubei V, was the second son of Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1847-1920). At first he studied Shijô painting with Kôno Bairei (1844-1895) and at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. After his graduation he studied ceramic techniques with his father.When Rokubei IV retired in 1913, he inherited the title and became Rokubei V. He retired in 1945.

Kyoto ‘03, ’Sekka’ p. 326 ff.