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Gan Tai (1782-1865)
Shijô (Kishi)
Cock and hen, Niwatori
Signed: Kishi Takudô
Seals: Dôkô..? Kokushô
Technique: sumi and red on paper 100 x 42.3
Mounting: bronze grey brocade and light blue raw silk
lacquered rollers, 190 x 54.1
Condition: somewhat aged

Gan Tai (1782-1865) was a fine painter in the Kishi tradition. He was the eldest son and pupil of Kishi Gan Ku (1749-1838), and with Kishi Renzan (1804-1859) he carried on the Kishi School.

Ritto p. 37-41
Roberts p. 28
Araki p. 1162
Hillier '74 p. 221-223