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71/2. Ikegami Shûho (1874-1944)
Kashibachi, Fruit bowl - Kochô, Butterflies
Signed: Shûho sakuji
Technique: fine crackled beige Rakuyaki with coloured underglaze paintings of butterflies Ø18,5 x 7,4
Date: Spring of 1932
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Shûho was born in 1874 as the second son of Ikegami Shûka in Takato Town of Nagano Prefecture. After initial study with his father, ShIuho moved to Tokyo in 1889 to become a pupil of Araki Kanpo (1831-1915).
Already in 1894 Shûho won his first prize with his submission to the 6th Japan Art Association Exhibition to be followed by many others in subsequent years. In 1915, following the death of his teacher Kanpo, Shûho established and led the Denshindo painting school.
Heis considered a major artist in the landscape and bird-and-flower traditions. There have been three posthumous exhibits of his works and two published collections that focus upon his oeuvre. In addition some of his works are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art.

Roberts p. 52
Aburai p. 22