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31. Hine Taizan (1813-1869)
Shunsen Baigyo - Spring fishing
Signed: Taizan rôjô Hi Shônen
Seals: Sansei Ji taikô, Hi Naga Shônen
Technique: sumi on paper 126,7 x 52,5
Date: late spring 1865
Mounting: pale green silk
dark wooden rollers, 196 x 65,5
Condition: somewhat aged, otherwise good condition

Like his teacher Kaioku is Taizan at his best when painting spatial landscapes.

Taizan considered himself an amateur scholar with a bunjin lifestyle, but he consistently acted the opposite by boasting and being drunk.
Nevertheless he was a very talented painter and a popular artist among the Kansai aristocracy. He had many patrons and friends among the Imperial Loyalists, without being one himself.

Taizan was born in Izumi, a village close to Osaka. In his early years he lived under the patronage of the wealthy shipping merchant Satoi Fukyû, who introduced him to Okada Hankô (1782-1846) in 1842. Soon thereafter he was introduced to Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863) in Kyoto, who became his teacher. When the Nagasaki painter-monk Hidaka Tetsuô (1791-1871) visited Kyoto in 1846 Taizan briefly studied studied with him too.

Berry & Morioka ’08 p. 263-65
Rosenfield B.14
Roberts p. 168
Araki p. 2418
Kyoto ’98 p. 291
Hempel (# 40.11)