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36. Nakajima Raishô (1796-1871)
Shijô
Waterfall
Signed: Raishô sei
Seals: Shima Raishô in, Shikei uji
Technique: sumi on paper 134,3 x 41,4
Mounting: green damask
wooden rollers, 207,5 x 52,7
Condition: somewhat creased, otherwise very good

Raisho was born in Ôtsu and he was a pupil of the influential Nangaku and later of Maruyama Ôzui (1766-1829). He was an important painter, who attracted equally important students like Konô Bairei (1844-1895) and Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913). On January 17th 1868 the art organization the Joun-sha was founded, with Raishô as their oldest core member.

With Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837), Shiokawa Bunrin (1801-1877) and Kishi Renzan (1805-1859), Raishô was considered one of the four great masters of Kyoto at the end of the Edo period.


Reference:
Roberts p. 127
Araki p. 1203
Kyoto '98 p. 288
Hillier pp. 332-335

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