|Aiseki (Mokusô Shinkei) (c.1780-1837)|
Ôbaku zen / Nanga
Day breaks over the village in the valleySigned: Aiseki
Technique: soft colours on silk 109 x 31.4
Mounting: brown silk
171 x 42.5
Condition: Somewhat faded, otherwise good
Aiseki was born in Uji and became a priest at the Mampukuji of the Ôbaku sect. He studied painting with Noro Kaiseki (1747-1828) and received strong influences of the style of Ike Taiga (1723-1776).
After Aiseki became involved in the1837 rebellion against the shogunate led by Ōshio Heihachirō (1793–1837) against the corruption of the Tokugawa shogunate, he was arrested and tortured to death in prison.
Aiseki is known as one of the three "seki's", together with his teacher Kaiseki and Nagamachi Chikuseki (1747-1806).
Roberts p. 3
Araki p. 2231
Stanley-Baker p. 35-38
Addiss ‘76 p. 114
Price: EUR 1,750 / USD 1,960