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Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
Aritayaki
Hanaire - vase, Ume hana, plum blossom
Signed: Haizan
Seals: Tsuna Tokusei (especially made)
Technique: Aritayaki sometsuke, porcelain with a cobalt blue underglaze decoration from Arita. 14,5 x 36,3
Date: 1914 autumn day
Condition: fine

The inscription reads: Myôzai tenshin rakubokuse, Subtlety iin painting can only be grasped out of one self.

Haizan was the son of a minor Nanga painter from Fukuoka, Kyûshû. In his early years he studied calligraphy with Hirose Tansô (1782-1856). In Kyoto he became a pupil of Nakanishi Kôseki (1807-1884). In 1871 he injured his right hand and only could use his left and called him self Hidaraite (left hand). In 1878 he went to China to study painting.

Reference:
Roberts p. 204
Araki p. 1521
Hempel '98 p. 163

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