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18. Nikka, Tanaka († 1845)
Macaque at a waterfall
Signed: Nikka
Seals: Nikka
Technique: sumi and some red on paper 119,8 x 30,5
Mounting: brown damask and orange silk
bone rollers, 199 x 44,5
Box: inscribed
Condition: old restoration of the right top corner, otherwise very good

Nikka was an early pupil of Toyohiko (1773-1845) and considered one of his best. In spite of being a dedicated follower of his teacher's intimate style his paintings show a more personal and humorous touch.

Roberts p. 120
Araki p. 309
Hillier '74 p. 291-299 (# 219-221,224)
Kyoto '98 p. 283 (# 3-48, 4-12, 13)