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Kishi Renzan (1804-1859)
Kishi (Shijô)
White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) on a rock
Signed: Kishi Bunshin
Seals: Kishi Bunshin Shidô
Technique: sumi and little colour on paper 124,4 x 54,7
Mounting: blue damask
wooden rollers, 195,5 x 65,9
Condition: very good

Renzan was a pupil of Gan Ku (1749-1838) for more than ten years. When he married Gan Ku’s daughter he was adopted into the Kishi family. Like his father-in-law he was in the service of Arisugawa-no-Miya.
Renzan absorbed many elements of the Shijô, so his work differs considerably from that of Gan Ku. After Gan Ku’s death, Renzan and Gan Tai (1782-1865) became the leaders of the Kishi School.

Reference:
Ritto 1996 p. 49 ff.
Roberts p. 129
Araki p. 923
Kyoto '98 p. 277
Hillier' 74 p. 228

Availability: On Request