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53. Môri Baiyû (1871-1953)
Ryûtei kawasemi zu - Kingfisher in a willow
Signed: Baiyû
Seals: Baiyû
Technique: sumi and colours on paper, 138.3 x 34.3
Mounting: green brocade
207.5 x 47.2
Box: signed
Condition: near fine

Baiyû was born in Nagoya in the Owari clan. He briefly became a devotee of a Buddhist monastery, but aspired to become a painter and studied the works of Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856) and Nakabayashi Chikutô (1776-1853), both painters from Nagoya and later Mizutani Rôkoku (dates unknown) and Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). He became a teacher with many pupils and was a member of the Tokai Art Association. He devoted himself to the Chukyo art world and organizing the Japan Central Nansôga.