|Takebe Sôchô (1761-1814)|
Day break at MiideraSigned: Sôchô
Technique: sumi and pink on paper 103 x 24,8
Mounting: light blue crushed paper and brown paper
wooden rollers, 179,5 x 27,4
Condition: very good
The poem, a haiku reads: Miidera mo horohoro akuru hototogisu.
At the Miidera temple
Little by little the day breaks
With the cuckoo
Sôchô lived in Edo. He learned calligraphy from his father and he studied painting with Bunchô (1763-1840). His later style is close to Buson's (1716-83). Sôchô is considered one of the three great haiku poets of his time. Only a few of his paintings are left, as much was destroyed by fire.
From the Mazuda collection:
Roberts p. 160
Brasch '62 p. 15-17