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26.3 Mitsui Hanzan (1881-1934) with Heian Hakuun (dates unknown)
Kyôyaki
Kashibachi, cake bowl - Ran, Orchids, Shin in yûkô, A fragrant mist permeates the hall
Signed: Hanzan senshi sha
Seals: Hakuun
Technique: Grey gohonde kyôyaki, with crackled glaze and a blue tetsu-e, iron oxide underglaze decoration Ø 20 x 8,3
Condition: Stress crack, otherwise very good

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.

Reference:
Araki p. 2305
Aburai p. 370

Availability: On Request