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7. Aoki Shukuya (c. 1735-1802)
Nanga
Landscape - A bridge in the valley playing with moon
Signed: Yo Shukuya sha
Seals: Yo Shummei, Yo Shukuya
Technique: sumi and little colour on paper 27,3 x 65,5
Mounting: bronze silk
lacquered rollers, 107,5 x 68,7
Condition: a little wrinkled and some slight silverfish damage around the seal, otherwise very good

Shukuya was born in Ise. He possibly had Korean ancestors. Around the age of fourteen Shukuya became a pupil of Ike no Taiga (1723-1776). After Taiga’s death, a society of Taiga’s friends and pupils erected a memorial hall (Taigadô) and installed Shukuya as “the second generation Taiga” (Taigadô II).
His duties were to maintain the Taiga heritage and the newly built Taiga Hall. There he lived as a recluse for more than ten years, neglecting the maintenance, The fact that Shukuya worked in his own preferred variant of Taiga’s style was not in line with the ideals of the society; his tenure was taken over by his fellow Taiga student, the priest Yamaoka Geppô (1760-1839).

Reference:
Roberts p. 154
Araki p. 808,
Addiss '75 # 8-9
Beerens p. 51

Availability: On Request