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49. Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913)
Shijô
Waterfall painted with the clear water from the Isuzu River
Signed: I Isuzugawa Shimizu sei Hata Gyokushô
Seals: Hata Gyokushô in
Technique: sumi on paper, 132.3 x 30.5
Mounting: grey raw silk
190 x 43.2
Condition: lightly creased, otherwise good

Gyokushô was an important and celebrated painter, born in Kyôto where he studied Swith the Shijô style painting with Nakajima Raishô (1796-1871) and for a very short while Nanga painting with Oda Kaisen (1785-1862). He moved to Tokyo in 1866 to study Western painting under Charles Wirgman (1832-1891). But before long he returned to the Shijô-style. He was a professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and with Kanô Hôgai (1828-1888) and Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908). He was a leading figure in Tokyo art circles.

Reference:
Roberts p.71
Aburai pp. 134-135
Araki p. 418
Conant p. 303-304
Kyoto '98 p. 275


Price: EUR 850 / USD 1,003