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14.4 Hirao Chikka (1856-1939)
Nanga
Shôtei seiin, A cabin hidden under quiet pines
Signed: Sha oite su Karôjô Chikka sanjin toku
Seals: Unread
Technique: colours on silk 133 42.6
Date: Spring of 1918
Mounting: green-beige brocade
ivory rollers, 210 x 57.3
Box: signed
Condition: fine

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

Reference:
Aburai p. 325
Araki p. 665

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