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Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845)
Plum blossom landscape
Signed: Toyohiko
Seals: Toyohiko Shigen
Technique: sumi on paper 33,4 x 62
Mounting: orange damask and light blue damask
113,5 x 72
Box: inscribed
Condition: good

Toyohiko may have been Go Shun's (1752-1811) best pupil. After Go Shun's death Toyohiko and Keibun (1779 -1843) were without any doubt the leading Kyoto painters of the Shijô School. Toyohiko was a versatile artist, capable of handling many subjects, certainly an excellent painter of figures, but perhaps most skilled at atmospheric landscapes. Toyohiko had many pupils and is generally recognized as the most important teacher of the Shijô School apart from Go Shun.

Roberts p. 186
Araki pp. 2662-2668
Kyoto '98 p. 271 (# 3-45, 46, 47, 4-1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 5 -17)
Hillier '74 pp. 136-145