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Aiseki (Mokusô Shinkei) (c.1780-1837)
Willow landscape, Yanagi kage kofune. In the shadow of the wlliows calling for the boat
Signed: Aiseki
Seals: Shinkei
Technique: soft colours on paper 127.3 x 41.9
Mounting: green paper
168 x 53
Condition: toned, soiled, shabby

Aiseki was born in Uji and became a priest at the Mampukuji of the Ôbaku sect. He studied painting with Noro Kaiseki (1747-1828) and received strong influences of the style of Ike Taiga (1723-1776).
After Aiseki became involved in the uprisings of 1837 against the corruption of the Tokugawa shogunate, which was led by the Confucianist and police officer Ōshio Heihachirō (1793-1837). He was arrested and tortured to death in prison.
Aiseki is known as one of the three "seki's", together with his teacher Kaiseki and Nagamachi Chikuseki (1747-1806).

Roberts p. 3
Araki p. 2231
Stanley-Baker p. 35-38
Addiss ‘76 p. 114
Moog pp. 307-309

WAS: € 350,- ($ 385)