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Katô Bunrei (1706-1782)
Winter landscape with geese
Signed: Bunrei To
Seals: Tô Taito
Technique: sumi on silk 91 x 28
Mounting: brown bllue brocade and brown silk
bone rollers, 174 x 39.2
Condition: yellowed silk, lightly soiled and a few small repairs at the top, otherwise good

Bunrei was the sixth son of Katô Yasutsune, a feudal lord of Iyo Province.
He was adopted by a relative who brought him to Edo where he entered the shogun’s service. In 1753 he resigned and began to study painting. Although specializing in portraits, he also produced landscapes and,kachôga. He was an amateur painter of high quality, best known as the teacher of Tani Bunchô

Roberts p. 11
Araki p. 233

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