|Kishi Renzan (1804-1859)|
Waiting for the ferrySigned: Renzan Gan Toku
Seals: Gan Toku & Shidô
Technique: sumi and some colour on paper 116,3 x 28,8
Mounting: blue gold damask and beige silk
ivory rollers, 198,5 x 31,3
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.
Ritto 1996 p. 49 ff.
Roberts p. 129
Araki p. 923
Kyoto '98 p. 277
Hillier' 74 p. 228