|67. Shimomura Izan (1865-1949)|
Haiga landscape with fishermanSigned: Izan kuga
Technique: colours on paper, 133.2 x 30.4
Mounting: cream paper
197 x 44
kono kuni o, tou / sun’un no, nihô kare.
Arriving in this region, pile clouds drift apart and disappears.
Izan was born in Matsuyama, Shikoku. He studied Western painting in 1882 with the cartoonist Honda Kinkichirô (1850-1921) and Koyama Shôtarô (1857-1916). He showed with Meiji bijutsukai in 1889 and 1891. With Maruyama Banka (1867-1942) he established the Shin Nihonga Kyôkai. After he studied haiku poetry with Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) he changed his style to haiga. He established his name haiga painter after he made the calligraphy on the title page of the first issue of “Hototogisu” and a follow up of many more covers.“Hototogisu” was the most important haiku magazine at the beginnen of the 20th century.
v.d, Walle ’89 # 3-4
Roberts p. 147
Price: EUR 800 / USD 944