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Nishiyama Kan'ei (1833-1897)
Shijô
Sparrows and a snow covered wakamatsu, young pine
Signed: Kan'ei
Seals: Nishi Kan’ei, Asana Gakuju
Technique: colours on silk 102 x 35,6
Mounting: brown damask and beige silk
ivory rollers, 184 x 47
Condition: very good

Kan'ei was a native of Osaka, the son and pupil of Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867). He studied painting under his father and was skilled at landscape and kachôga. Kan’ei studied Confucianism under Goto Shoin (dates unknown). As a Confucian and a literary scholar he became well-known and as such he served the Akashi Daimyô.

Reference:
Roberts p. 68
Araki p. 2739
Hillier p. 332

Availability: On Request