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Fûgai Honkô (1779-1847)
Nanga
Scholar on a bridge looking at a waterfall
Signed: Fûgai
Seals: Kôyû
Technique: sumi and pink on paper 104.4 x 30.3
Mounting: beige damask
178 x 44.8
Box: inscribed
Condition: very good

When four years old Fûgai began his education at a Buddhist monastery of the Sôtô sect. When he was ten, he decided to become a painter. Around the year 1800 studying Buddhism under Genrô Ôryû (1720-1813) at the Ryûmanji he took the name Honkô. As was common among priests Fûgai traveled widely between 1812-1818, in which he also held a number of posts before settling down. After he had become head priest in 1818, he discovered the work of Ike no Taiga (1723-1776) and in 1826 he announced he would follow Taiga’s approach to painting.

Reference:
Toyota 2008
Addiss'75 # 10-11
Addiss'76 # 27
Addiss'86 # 47

Price: EUR 2,250 / USD 2,520