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Hashimoto Kaikan (1854-1935)
Nihonga
Autumn landscape
Signed: Kaikan
Seals: Hashimoto Toku in, .. .., .. .. .. ..
Technique: colours on paper 139.5 x 53.3
Date: April 1935
Mounting: pink paper
192 x 56
Box: signed
Condition: a little soiled

Kaikan was born in Akashi, Hyogo prefecture as the son of Hashimoto Bunsui, married to the painter Shôkei and the father of Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945). He continued his fathers position as Hanju, a confucianist teacher for the Akashi domain.

He taught Chinese studies and poetry and had a great reputation as a scholar. From all over the world people came to his house to hear his opinions on art as well as on scholarly matters.

He lived in Kobe and studied calligraphy with Kiro Ichimura. Kaikan was known as good poet, an even better calligrapher and as a self-taught painter.

Reference:
Berry 2001 p. 191
Araki p. 1584

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,140