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37. Doi Gôga (1817-1880)
Signed: Doi Shunsei Kaku
Seals: Yûkaku in shin, Shikyô uji, (.. ..) (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 130,6 x 52,6
Mounting: lavender damask
plastic rollers, 191 x 66,4
Condition: lightly creased and some thin areas in the paper, otherwise good

The inscription remains unread

Doi Gôga was the son of an Ise physician. He studied the Confucian classics, which he considered more important than poetry and literature. His teacher was the noted scholar Saitô Setsudô (1797-1865), well acquainted with San’yô (1780-1832), Hankô (1782-1846) and Shinozaki Shôchiku (1781-1851). In many ways Gôga was a controversial Confucian with strong ideas of his own. His writings were considered dangerous and were only published after his death. His art is bizarre in many aspects and poetic in others.

Berry Morioka ‘08 ’08 p. 230 ff., 252
Araki p. 2612