|15.3 Irie Shikai (1862-1940)|
Bishû Seizandô kawara, Bizen tile - The pleasure of a beautiful spot with some single pines in an environment of great rocks.Signed: Shikai
Technique: Beige glazed kyôyaki with cobalt blue underglaze painting 23,7 x 10
Shikai was born in Tsukushi, Fukuoka prefecture. He was a pupil of Yoshitsugu Haizan (# 13), but his style is often compared to that of Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835).
Irie Shikai is generally considered to have belonged to the group of painters that is now often refered to as "New Nanga". A better-known representative is his contemporary Fukuda Kodôjin (1865-1944). The New Nanga painters did not submit paintings to the well-known government exhibitions, but went their own individual ways.
Berry ‘01 # 61
Berry ‘08 p. 256