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14.1 Hirao Chikka (1856-1939)
Natsu chawan, summer tea bowl - The summit of Mt. Fuji, Manko chishû, ancient and a long ago
Signed: Chikka sanjin
Seals: Daigaô roinen
Technique: Grey glazed kyôyaki with an underglaze white decoration and a calligraphy in black and 5 stilt marks marks at the bottom Ø 14,2 x 5,6
Condition: very good

Chikka was born as the son of a potter in the service of the kiln of the daimyô of Sasayama, Tanba prefecture (present day Hyôgu). In Kyoto Chikka became a pupil of the Shijô school painter Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877). After his death Chikka studied with the Nanga painter Tanômura Chokunyû (1814-1907). He traveled extensively on his own as well with his teacher, to absorb the various local traditions. He was a founding member of the Nihon Nanga-in organization of painters and an important Nanga painter in the Taishô and early Shôwa years

Aburai p. 325
Araki p. 665

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