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Nishiyama Kan'ei (1833-1897)
Shijô
Spring at Arashiyama
Signed: Kan'ei
Seals: Kan'ei
Technique: sumi and touches of on paper 98 x 29.7
Mounting: brown silk an pink paper
bone rollers, 169 x 31.7
Box: Inscribed
Condition: good

Kan'ei was a native of Osaka, the son and pupil of Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867). He studied painting under his father and was skilled at landscape and kachôga.He studied Confucianism under Goto Shoin (dates unknown). As a Confucian and a literary scholar he became well-known and as such he served the Akashi Daimyô.

Reference:
Roberts p. 68
Araki p. 2739
Hillier p. 332

Price: EUR 650 / USD 734