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Okutani Shûseki (1871-1936)
Hototigusu - Cuckoo announcing summer rain
Signed: Shûseki
Seals: Shûseki
Technique: sumi on paper 100.6 x 19.6
Mounting: gold and silk decorated blue crush paper and beigesilk
black lacquered rollers, 184 x 24.6
Condition: very good

Shûseki was born in Osaka, but lived in Kyoto. He studied with Mori Kansai (1814-1894). At the Young Painters Association under the guidance of Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908) and Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913) he was praised for his paintings. After 1911 he was a winner of prizes at exhibitions and he started his own school.

Araki p. 1315
Aburai p. 89

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