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21. Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867)
Bakufu, Waterfall
Signed: Hoen
Seals: Hoen
Technique: sumi on paper 115.8 x 27.8
Mounting: blue gold brocade and light grey silk
ivory rollers, 208 x 40.2
Condition: good

Hôen was an artist from Osaka. He studied with Matsumura Keibun (1779-1843) and was specialized in kachôga, bird and flower painting
Hôen was was one of the best Shijô painters of his time. "He had all the skill in the world in his brush, but a lack of assertiveness or gusto prevented him from exploiting it in such way as to carry us of our feet." Hillier

Roberts p. 46
Araki p. 1015
Itsuo # 19, 100-102
Hillier ‘74 p. 328 (# 256-258)