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Gassaku by 6 artists: Kubota Beisen (1852-1906), Yohika Bokuzan - (born 1852) & 4 others unread/unknown
Kisho-ba-zu, horses
Signed: Beisen, Bokuzan
Seals: Beisen, Bokuzan
Technique: sumi on paper 123,3 x 60,4
Mounting: bronze damask and beige silk
bone rollers, 216 x 63,5
Condition: good

Beisen was the only son of a Kyôto restaurant family. Against his father's will he studied under Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891) at the age of 16. In 1880 he founded the Kyôto Bijutsu Kyôkai together with Kôno Bairei (1844 -1895) and Tanomura Chokunyû (1814 -1907). In 1890 he went to Europe and attended the International Fair in Paris and went to America in 1893, where he participated in the Columbian Exposition at Chicago. In 1895, during the Sino-Japanese war, he stayed in Korea as a journalist illustrator, one of the few illustrators who actually stayed at the front. In 1899 he had to resign from teaching because his eyesight badly declined. He moved back to Tokyo where he became completely blind the next year. His remaining years he spent composing haiku and kyôka poetry.

Roberts p. 94
Araki pp. 701-702
Berry & Morioka ‘99 p. 88-91
Conant p. 312

Availability: On Request