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Hoashi Kyôu (1810-1884)
Signed: Kyôu Fui En
Seals: En’in Nishihina .., Kyôu Fui (top), nanai ishi nada tsu sha(bottom)
Technique: sumi and light colours on paper 128,8 x 36,5
Date: 1856
Mounting: bronze green damask
wooden rollers, 202,5 x 49,8
Condition: lightly creased, otherwise good

Kyôu was born to a rich farmer in Hetsugi, Bungo Province. In Kyoto in 1824. He became a pupil of Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) together with Takahashi Sôhei (1802-35) and Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). They were his best three pupils. In 1825 Chikuden sent Kyôu to the Kangien School where he met many of the guest scholars.

Kyôu went to Osaka in 1828 where he stayed with Sôhei, but moved to Kyoto later. Chikuden joined him and introduced him to many of the important scholars like San’yô, Shinozaki Shôchiku (1781-1851) and Uragami Shunkin, (1779-1846). Like a true bunjin he traveled a lot, first with his teacher Chikuden and after Chikuden’s death he remained travelling even when he had returned to Bungo Province. There he became a famous local artist. After he had lost his eyesight in 1879 and his health declined, he decided to stop painting.

Roberts p. 100
Araki p. 858
Rosenfield B16
Berry & Morioka ’08 p. 268-69
Hempel p. 167

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