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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Nihonga
Koren ni haiboku sekirei - dead lotus and (Japanese) black backed wagtail
Signed: Kahô
Seals: Kahô
Technique: sumi and some pink on paper 115 x 31
Date: c. 1917
Mounting: ochre silk
bone rollers, 178.5 x 35.2
Condition: tear and light waterstains at the top of the mounting, other wise good

Kahô was born in Kyôto, son of the painter Nakajima Kayô (?-1877), a pupil of Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837). Kahô studied painting under Mori Kansai (1814-92) and calligraphy with his brother-in-law Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), who was married to his sister Tatsu. He studied haiga works by Kikaku, Buson and Gekkei, but developed his own distinctive style.
. He participated in a lot of exhibitions, including the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

Reference:
Oranda Jin 2012
Araki p. 2030
Berry & Morioka ‘08 p. 285
Haiku & Haiga p. 195
Berry '01 pp. 176-177

Availability: On Request