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31. Takaku Aigai (1796-1843)
Soft coloured landscape
Signed: Sorin Gaishi Chô
Seals: Takaku Chôin, Sorin Gaishi
Technique: sumi and some colour on paper 132,3 x 57,8
Date: forth month of 1842
Mounting: light blue damask
black wooden rollers, 194 x 70,4
Condition: left top corner restored and lightly soiled, otherwise good

Aigai (Sorin Gaishi) was born in Shimotsuke, Eastern Japan. He went to Edo in 1816 to study with Tani Bunchô (1763-1840). He studied old Chinese paintings and travelled extensively in Northern Japan where he sold his sketches to keep him moving around. He settled in Kyoto for a while where he studied and copied old paintings in temples. Only much later he returned to Edo.

Roberts p. 3
Araki p. 2776