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Okada Hankô (1782-1846)
Nanga
Mountain landscape in the style of Yang Jin (Xiting) (1644-1728)
Signed: Hankô Denshuku
Seals: Shuku in Hankô
Technique: sumi and a little red and brown on paper 122,5 x 33,3
Mounting: brown decorated damask
198 x 47,7
Box: Authorized in 1916 by Hirao Chikka (1856-1939) and again in March 1918 by Kanemoto Shunkô (1855-1926)
Condition: a few restaurations at the top, otherwise very good

Inscription: 仿楊晉西亭法 In the style of Yang Jin (Xiting) (1644-1728)

Hankô was considered the foremost bunjinga artist of his time. He was a native of Osaka and the son and pupil of the well-known painter Okada Beisanjin (1744-1818). Like his father Hankô served lord Tôdô of Tsu as a minor official at the clan’s rice warehouse in Osaka. Hankô resigned at the age of thirty-nine in favour of his son. He joined the intellectual circles of Osaka and started travelling as a bokkyaku (‘ink guest’, exchanging paintings for hospitality).
He was befriended with other important bunjin like Rai San'yô, Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), Shinozaki Shôchiku (1781-1851) and Uragami Shunkin (1779-1846).

Reference:
Roberts p.38
Araki p. 498
Rosenfield B 73 (# 171-172)
Cahill p. 108 (# 53)
Addiss '76 p. 162 (# 62)

Price: EUR 800 / USD 864