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Nakanishi Kôseki (1807-1884)
Nanga
Fisher in a boat under a flowering peach tree
Signed: Kôseki zai .. .. .. sha
Seals: Kôseki , Sekizan Ryû ..
Technique: colours on coated paper 14,4 x 47,2
Condition: used, minor flaws, otherwise very good

Kôseki was born in Ashiya, the son of a potter. In Osaka he studied calligraphy with Shinozaki Shôchiku (1781-1851), and in Kyoto painting with Kaisen. Later he founded his own school.

He became very popular in Kansai and as one of the Taichôkô (the first characters of their names) he was considered as famous as Taizan and Chôdô.

Reference:
Hempel p. 167
Roberts p. 91
Araki p. 1555


Price: EUR 300 / USD 339