|Kameda Bôsai (1752-1826)|
LandscapeSigned: Bôsai Rôjin suisha
Seals: Zenshin, Chôkô noin
Technique: sumi and colours on silk 50,7 x 38,6
Mounting: orange damaskand bronze silk
bamboo rollers, 132 x 48,4
Bôsai was one of the important literati figures in Edo. His painting, which he pursued as a hobby, was much influenced by Yuan art. He was better known as a Confucian scholar and a writer than as an artist.
Bôsai studied under Inoue Kinga (1732-1784), a Confucian scholar also known for his painting and calligraphy. Bôsai subsequently established his own school. Later in life he stopped studying and teaching and spent the rest of his days composing poetry and drinking sake.
Roberts p. 9
Araki pp. 2698-2699