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15. Watanabe Nangaku (1767-1813)
Hikigaeru, Toad
Signed: Nangaku
Seals: Shakateki
Technique: sumi and some colour on paper 25,6 x 21,6
Mounting: green grey damask and brown silk
black lacquered rollers, 106 x 29,8
Box: inscribed
Condition: very good

Nangaku was a Kyoto artist, one of the ten star pupils of Maruyama Ôkyo (1733-1795). He went to Edo as an ambassador of the Maruyama-Shijô style. Chinnen, Nanrei and Zeshin were among his Edo pupils.

Hillier pp. 93-99
Roberts p. 118
Araki p. 1332