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Shimomura Kanzan (1873-1930)
Nihonga
Setchû sansui, Returning home through snow
Signed: Kanzan
Seals: Illegable (Nan .. Kanzan)
Technique: sumi on silk 107 x 40,8
Mounting: brown damask
ivory rollers, 181 x 54,2
Box: [signed:] Kanzan hitsu [seal:] Kanzan
Condition: a little aged, lightly toned, otherwise good

Kanzan was born in Wakayama-ken. He studied with Kanô Hôgai (1828-1888) and Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908) and graduated in the first class of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts; The same school where he taught there until he resigned in 1898. He stayed in Europe from 1903 to 1905. After his return he worked with Hishida Shunsô (1874-1911) and Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) under the leadership of Okakura Tenshin to establish and maintain the Nihon Bijutsuin and the revival of Japanese-style painting. He was a member of the Art Committee of the Imp Household and he constantly showed with the Inten. Together with Taikan he was considered one of the best artists of this group.

Reference:
Conant p. 319
Roberts p.148
Araki p. 2783

Availability: On Request