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Kita Kadô (1812-1879)
Shijô (Kishi)
Autmn moon and reeds
Signed: Chikuseki ô
Seals: Kadô
Technique: sumi on paper 126 x 40.9
Mounting: green damask and beige silk
217 x 52.8
Box: authorized by Beinen (..-..)
Condition: very good

Kadô was born in Imasu, Fuwa District, Mino Province (present-day Sekigahara-cho, Gifu Prefecture). After the death of his parents at a young age, he moved to Kyoto and studied Japanese painting under Gan Ku (1749-1838) and later with his son Gan Tai (1782-1865) and Gan ryô (1798-1852). Around 1848, he opened his studio in Hiroi-Mizusuma-machi (Nagoya) to continue the Kishi school, His studio became well known, and he was invited to be the painter in the service of the Owari domain.

Roberts p. 63
Araki p. 2027