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51. Kishi Chikudô (1826-1897)
Nihonga
Pair of crows
Signed: Chikudô Ganroku
Seals: Ganroku azana shiwa
Technique: sumi on paper, 127 x 29.3
Date: 1870s
Mounting: brown silk
195 x 41.3
Box: authorised by his pupil Nishimura Goun (1877-1938)
Condition: very good

Kishi Chikudô is among the best of the last true Shijô painters. He had immense skill ..... (Hillier)
Chikudô became a pupil of Kishi Renzan (1805-1859), where he studied diligently for several years. He married one of his daughters and was adopted as Renzans son.
His style, based on that of Õkyo, comes close to the Shijô manner, but with modern touches which was much admired by the Japanese.

Reference:
Shiga 1987
Rittô # 47-63
Roberts p. 13
Araki p. 652
Kyoto '98 p. 277
Hillier p. 353

Price: EUR 950 / USD 1,121