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22.2 Okutani Shûseki (1871-1936)
Natsutake hototogisu, Summer mountains with cuckoo
Signed: Shûseki
Seals: Muho, Shûseki
Technique: sumi and light red on paper 44.3 x 64.2
Mounting: blue gold brocade and beige silk
black lacquered rollers, 138 x 66
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Shûsekiwas born in Osaka and lived in Kyoto. He studied with Mori Kansai (1814-1894). At the Young Painters Association under the guidance of Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908) and Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913) he was praised for his paintings, and after 1911, he won prizes at numerous exhibitions and he started his own school.

Araki p. 1315
Aburai p. 89