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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Butterflies and thistle
Signed: Kahô hitsu
Seals: Kenshô
Technique: sumi and white on paper 113,4 x 29
Date: c. 1915
Mounting: beige silk
bone rollers, 181 x 33,2
Condition: very good

Kahô was born in Kyôto, son of the painter Nakajima Kayô († 1877), a pupil of Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837). Kahô studied painting under Mori Kansai (1814-92) and calligraphy with his brother-in-law Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), who was married to his sister Tatsu. Kahô also studied haiga works by Kikaku, Buson and Gekkei, from which he made his own unmistakable copies. He participated in a lot of exhibitions, including the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

Oranda Jin 2012
Araki p. 2030
Berry & Morioka ‘08 p. 285 (# 81)
Haiku & Haiga p. 195 ( # 72-73)
Berry '01 pp. 176-177 (# 89)