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Nakabayashi Chikutô (1776-1853)
Signed: Chikutô Nakabayashi Seishô sha
Seals: Seishô noin, Chikutô sanjin, Enka hitsu min (bt)
Technique: sumi on paper 123 x 26.6
Date: summer of 1816
Mounting: cream raw silk
186 x 38.7
Condition: worn at the bottom roller, otherwise very good

Chikutô is regarded as a theorist of the Nanga School and is as such of great interest because at the beginning of the nineteenth century he introduced the conservative Nanga style to the Kansai area.
Chikutô was the son of a Nagoya doctor, but at the age of fifteen he became a protégé of the rich collector Kamiya Ten'yû (1721-1801) at whose house he saw and studied Chinese paintings. With his friend Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856), he went to Kyoto in 1802. Chikutô moved between Kyoto and Nagoya for a number of years but in 1815 finally settled in his hometown. Chikutô belonged to the circle of the famous scholar, painter and calligrapher Rai San'yô (1780-1832).

Nagoya 2009
Berry & Marioka ‘08 p. 284
Rosenfield ‘99 B.63
Cahill pp. 116 ff.
Hempel ‘98 p.161
Kyoto '98 p. 288
Roberts p. 13
Araki p. 645

Price: EUR 900 / USD 972