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Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845)
Shijô
Reclining stag
Signed: Oka Toyohiko
Seals: Toyohiko Shigen
Technique: colours on paper 130,4 x 29,5
Mounting: light brown silk
lacquered rollers, 201 x 41,4
Box: Authorized by Sanyo (..-..)
Condition: very good

In due time Toyohiko became Go Shun's best pupil. After Go Shun's death Toyohiko and Matsumura Keibun (1779 -1843) were without any doubt the leading Kyoto painters of the Shijô school. Toyohiko was a versatile artist, capable of handling many subjects, certainly an excellent painter of figures, but perhaps most skilled at (atmospheric) landscapes. Many pupils applied for training under Toyohiko, and apart from Go Shun, he was undoubtedly the most important teacher of the Shijô School.

Reference:
Roberts p. 186
Araki pp. 2662-2668
Kyoto '98 p. 271
Hillier '74 pp. 136-145

Availability: On Request