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Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861)
Neo yamato
Fuji in clouds
Signed:
Seals: Kiyoshi
Technique: sumi on paper 125.5 x 53.4
Mounting: beige silk
black lacquered rollers, 199 x 67.5
Condition: heavily foxed at top of the mounting, otherwise fair

Kiyoshi (also known as Shûkei) was born in Nagoya. He went to Kyoto to study Kanô painting with Yoshikawa Hidenobu. Subsequentlyhe studied the Tosa style with Tosa Mitsusada (1738-1806) and the Yamato style with Tanaka Totsugen (1760-1823). He developed a delicate and most individual style.
Kiyoshi was an expert on ancient Japanese customs and manners, for which studied he studied Japanology with Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801) and Uematsu Arinobu. With Shin Ken he also studied sinology.

Reference:
Roberts p. 154
Araki p. 1100

Availability: On Request