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Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
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.

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

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