|Yamamoto Sekisô (1872-1944)|
Watching a waterfallSigned: Seiksô sei
Seals: Yamamoto Kin in, Sekisô & Aisekisei (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 132,8 x 32,2
Date: 1911, late spring
Mounting: blue satin damask
203 x 44
Condition: very good
Poem: 行到水窮處 / 坐看雲起時。
Yukite wa mizu no kiwamaru tokoro,
zashite wa miru kumo no okoru toki.
I went to where the water ends
and there I sat to watch the moment clouds come up.
(Lines from the poem Zhong nan bie ye《終南別業》by the Tang poet Wang Wei 王維.)
Sekisô, also known as Sekiyô was a Nanga painter from Handa Owari Province (Nowadays Aichi prefecture). He was the son and pupil of Yamamoto Baisô (1846-1921). Baisô, a pupil of Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863), was considered to be one of the three Nanga masters together with Kodama Katei (1841-1913) and Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915).
Sekisô ‘decorated’ a lotInuyamayaki, often cooperation with the famous Owari potter Matsumoto Shigenobu (1864-1950).
Araki p. 483