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Okada Hankô (1782-1846)
Landscape (The feel of autumn in the mountains and the valleys)
Signed: Shaoite bokkuho gû Hankô (temporarily at the creek of ink)
Seals: Denshuku noin, Shiu uji
Technique: colours on paper 133,4 x 57,7
Date: 1830s
Mounting: bronze damask
194,5 x 69,8
Box: authorized in 1918 by Mori Kinseki (1843-1921)
Condition: very good

The inscription reads: Keizan shûi - Valleys and mountains in autumn

Hankô was considered the foremost bunjinga artist of his time. He was a native of Osaka and the son and pupil of the well-known painter Okada Beisanjin (1744-1818). Like his father Hankô served lord Tôdô of Tsu as a minor official at the clan’s rice warehouse in Osaka. Hankô resigned at the age of thirty-nine in favour of his son. He joined the intellectual circles of Osaka and started travelling as a bokkyaku (‘ink guest’, exchanging paintings for hospitality).

Roberts p.38
Araki p. 498
Rosenfield B 73 (# 171-172)
Cahill p. 108 (# 53)
Addiss '76 p. 162 (# 62)