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26.1 Mitsui Hanzan (1881-1934) with Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915)
Kashibachi, cake bowl - Sometsuke landscape, Seikō shingyo, Fishing for a long time in a clear rivertime.
Signed: Hanzan Itsushi sha
Seals: Chikusen
Technique: Sometsuke kyôyaki, blue and white porcelain with a cobalt blue underglaze decoration Ø 18,7 x 9,5
Box: signed by both painter and potter
Condition: fine

Mitsui Hanzan was born Kagawa province. He was a pupil of the Nanga painter Toichi Ôyô. After his death he went to Kyoto and became a pupil of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). in 1922 with Ikeda Keisen (1863-1931) Konô Shûson (1890-1987) and Tachika Chikuson (1864-1922) Hanzan founded the Nihon Nanga'in, the Japanese Nanga Academie.

Araki p. 2305
Aburai p. 370

Chikusen I lived and worked in Kyoto. . In 1867, when he was 13 year old, he began his training with Takahashi Dôhachi III (1811-1879). In 1883, after he left his teacher and he established his kiln at Gojozaka in Kyoto. He became known first for his celadon ware, his different types of glazing and later for his imitations of various foreign wares. Moreover, he inserted a precious stone and coral in sometsuke porcelain, and sculptured it. In 1903 he translated the ‘T’ao Shuo’, the famous book on Ching-dynasty porcelains.
Chikusen also wrote poetry, was often found in the company of bunjin and painted with Chokunyû (1814-1907). He passed on the business to his son Chikusen II (1882-1920).

Roberts p. 109

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