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Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
In the shade of foliage
Signed: Kaisei rônen Haizan
Seals: Haizan Hidarite, Haizan .. kô gain, .. .. (top), Kôzan seifû sankan meigetsu (bottom)
Technique: colours on satin 150.2 x 43.8
Date: 1891 October (Indian Summer)
Mounting: blue decorated damask
black wooden rollers, 220 x 60.5
Condition: fine


Yesterday I used the shades of the voliage to escape from the power of the heat
Today the yellow leafs of the flowers flutter around
I wiil make sure that the plum [trees] in autmn will be cool
in the wind, it seems to rustle and then again not.

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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