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67. Shimomura Izan (1865-1949)
haiga
Haiga landscape with fisherman
Signed: Izan kuga
Seals: illegible
Technique: colours on paper, 133.2 x 30.4
Mounting: cream paper
197 x 44
Condition: good

此国を泊う寸雲の二峰かれ。為山句画
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.

Reference:
v.d, Walle ’89 # 3-4
Roberts p. 147

Price: EUR 800 / USD 944