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12.2 Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
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.

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