|Watanabe Kiyoshi (Shûkei) (1778-1861)|
Technique: sumi on paper 28,2 x 58,7
Mounting: grey crushed paper and red paper
wooden rollers, 115,5 x 61,8
Condition: some minor flaws to the mounting, otherwise good
Kiyoshi was born in Nagoya. After he went to Kyoto he studied Kanô painting with Yoshikawa Hidenobu. Subsequently he studied the Tosa style with Tosa Mitsusada (1738-1806) and Yamato style with Tanaka Totsugen (1760-1823). From which he developed a delicate and most individual style.
With Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801) and Uematsu Arinobunhe also studied Japanology and with Shin Ken Sinology. He became an expert on ancient Japanese customs and manners.
Roberts p. 154
Araki p. 1100
Mitchell p. 167