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15.4 Irie Shikai (1862-1940)
Modern Nanga
Forest
Signed: Shikai shû
Seals: Shikai, Toku nize gankai
Technique: sumi on paper 143.2 x 47.7
Date: 1926
Mounting: light grey raw silk
ceramic rollers, 223 x 65.6
Box: signed
Condition: very good

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.

Reference:
Berry ‘01 # 61
Berry ‘08 p. 256

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