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12.2 Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
Aritayaki
Hanaire, flower vase - Ume hana, Plumblossom
Signed: Haizan, Tsuna Tokusei (especially made)
Seals: Tsuna
Technique: Aritayaki sometsuke, porcelain with a cobalt blue underglaze decoration from Arita. 14,5 x 36,3
Date: 1914 autumn day
Condition: fine


The inscription reads: 妙在天心落墨世
Myôzai tenshin rakubokuse, Subtlety [in painting] can be attained by representing the world from one’s innate nature.

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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