|Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913) & Takahashi Dôhachi IV (1845-1897)|
Chawan, tea bowl - Gyôbai, morning plumSigned: Gyokushô & kaô
Technique: Gohonde Kyoyaki, stoneware from Kyoto, with a tetsu-e, iron oxide decoration with white slip over crackled glaze. Wari kodai , split footring. Ø 10.9 x 8.2
Gyokushô was born in Kyôto, the son of a lacquer worker. He studied Shijô style painting with Nakajima Raishô (1796-1871) and Nanga painting with Oda Kaisen (1785-1862) for a very short while. To study Western painting under Charles Wirgman (1832-1891) and Takahashi Yuichi (1828-1894) he left for Tokyo in 1866. But before long he returned to the Shijô-style. In 1889 he became a professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts teaching the Shijô style of painting from the Kansai district. With Kanô Hôgai (1828-1888) and Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908) he was a leading figure in Tokyo art circles.
Aburai pp. 134-135
Araki p. 418
Conant p. 303-304
Kyoto '98 p. 275
Takahashi Dohachi IV is descended from one of the three most famous Kyoto potter families.