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Yamaguchi Sôken (1759-1818)
Maruyama / Shijô
Sparrow and hagi, bush clover
Signed: Sôken
Seals: Yamaguchi sai
Technique: colours on coated paper 18,5 x 52,4
Condition: flaws: used, laid down, old crease, still a charming fan in fair

Sôken was one of Õkyo's ten notable pupils. Before his years with Maruyama Õkyo (1733-1795) he studied with his father, the Maruyama painter Yamaguchi Sôgaku. He was a good painter of kachôga and landscape, but he specialized in bijinga, (women portraits) in Kansai Ukiyô-e style.

Roberts p. 161
Araki p.1532
Hiller p. 106-116
Kyoto '98 p. 296