|30. Nakabayashi Chikutô (1776-1853)|
Landscape in the style of Mi [Fu] (1051-1107)Signed: Chûtan sha
Seals: Seishô noin, Azana wa Hakumei
Technique: sumi on paper 108 x 27,7
Mounting: cream damask
wooden rollers, 180 x 39,7
Chikutô is regarded as a theorist of the Nanga School. He was the son of a Nagoya doctor, but at the age of fifteen he became a protégé of the rich collector Kamiya Ten'yû (1721-1801) which gave him the opportunity to study authentic Chinese paintings. Together with his friend Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856), he went to Kyoto in 1802. Moving constantantly between Kyoto and Nagoya he finally settled in his hometown in 1815.
Rosenfield ‘99 B.63
Berry & Marioka ‘08 p. 284
Cahill pp. 116 ff.
Kyoto '98 p. 288
Roberts p. 13
Araki p. 645
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