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Hine Taizan (1813-1869) & Nakanishi Kôseki (1807-1884)
A set of 2 albums
Signed: Taizanjin (sha)
Seals: Gagun, Kikutan
Technique: sumi and colours on paper 31,4 x 22,8 (2x)
Date: 1865
Box: blue green and gold damask shitsu in box
Condition: fine

1. Plum blossom landscape
2. Willow landscape
3. Orchid
4. Pine landscape
5. Houses at a lake
6. Plumblossom
7. Landscape with cabin
8. Bamboo
9. Landscape
10. Rock at a bay
11. Chrysanthemum
12. Fisherman in a boat undder a cliff
13. Landscape with bare trees

Hine Taizan considered himself an amateur scholar with a refined bunjin lifestyle, but consistently acted the opposite by boasting and excessive drinking. [Jon, ik heb dit een beetje aangepast omdat dronkenschap traditioneel eigenlijk tot het bunjin ethos behoort, maar je moest wel dronken zijn op een poetische manier natuurlijk]. Taizan was born in a village not far from Osaka. In his early years he worked under the patronage of a wealthy shipping merchant, who introduced him to Okada Hankô (1782-1846) in 1842. Soon after, he was also introduced to Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863), who became his teacher. When Taizan moved to Kyoto in 1846, he studied briefly with the Nagasaki painter-monk Hidaka Tetsuô (1791-1871). Taizan was popular among the Kansai aristocracy and had many patrons and friends in these circles.
Roberts; Rosenfield; Berry & Morioka (2008)