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Okada Hankô (1782-1846) & Shinozaki Shôchiku (1782-1851)
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Signed: Hankô (Denshuku) & Shôchiku Keijin (dai)
Seals: Shuku in Shiu, Shuku Shiu in & Shinozaki hitsuin, Shôhitsu uji, Shôchiku hitsu
Technique: sumi and colours on paper 19,8 x 14,2
Date: 1836
Box: double box authorized by Tsuruô in the early summer of 1940
Condition: exceptional colours, wormage and worn covers, otherwise very good

10 double page landscape paintings and 2 pages with calligraphy. Worn brown silk covers and green damask shitsu.

Hankô was considered the foremost bunjinga artist of his time. He was a native of Osaka and the son and pupil of the well-known painter Okada Beisanjin (1744-1818). Like his father Hankô served lord Tôdô of Tsu as a minor official at the clan’s rice warehouse in Osaka. Hankô resigned at the age of thirty-nine in favour of his son. He joined the intellectual circles of Osaka and started travelling as a bokkyaku (‘ink guest’, exchanging paintings for hospitality).
He was befriended with other important bunjin like Rai San'yô, Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), Shinozaki Shôchiku (1781-1851) and Uragami Shunkin (1779-1846).

Reference:
Roberts p.38
Araki p. 498
Rosenfield B 73 (# 171-172)
Cahill p. 108 (# 53)
Addiss '76 p. 162 (# 62)

Shôchiku was the son of an Osaka doctor and he became adopted by the Confucian Shinozaki. During his time in Edo he studied calligraphy, poetry and painting with Bitô Nishû (1745-1813) and Koga Seiri (1750-1817). In Osaka he became a Confucian and a painter of the 4 princely plants (plum, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo) as well as a calligrapher and author. He was a close friend of Rai San'yô (1780-1832) and an important figure in Kansai literary circles.

Reference:
Roberts 150
Araki 137
Sawada 285
Nagazawa 2215

Availability: On Request