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12.1 Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
Nanga
Autumn landscape
Signed: Heidai Chinzeiô Haizan
Seals: Haizan Hidarite, Yoshitsuge wa in, Kôzan seifû sankan meigetsu (bottom)
Technique: sumi and pink on satin 172,3 x 54
Date: Summer 1906
Mounting: bronze damask
ivory rollers, 218 x 71
Box: double box authorized in 1917 by his son Yoshitsugu Kozan (c.1879-1958)
Condition: fine

The poem reads:
In the mountains we looked for herbs and in the water we watched the fish
During times of study I came here to feed me with haze
With friends I studied with. I roamed about for days
And for decades I studied with a good outcome.


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 and from then on worked with his left calling himself Hidaraite (left hand). In 1878 he went to China to study painting.

Reference:
Roberts p. 204
Araki p. 1521
Hempel '98 p. 163

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