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Nichôsai (1751-1802/3)
Rokkasen - The six classical poets
Signed: Nichôsai
Seals: Manjisai
Technique: sumi on paper 32,2 x 55,4
Mounting: brown raw silk and blue decorated damask
ceramic rollers, 113 x 64,5
Box: inscribed
Condition: worn/aged, frayed at the top of the mounting, still in fair

Nichôsai was the art-name of Matsuya Heizaburô, a sake brewer and curio dealer of Osaka who was also a comic writer, writer of plays for bunraku, the puppet theatre, and producer of kyôga - light-hearted, comic pictures.

Itami 2005
Roberts p. 60
Araki p. 811