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Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913)
Signed: Gyokushô
Seals: Shôô
Technique: sumi on silk 27.7 x 42.4
Mounting: brown gold decorated silk and blue damask
dark wooden rollers, 109 x 53.5
Condition: good

Gyokushô was an important and celebrated painter, born in Kyôto where he studied Swith the Shijô style painting with Nakajima Raishô (1796-1871) and for a very short while Nanga painting with Oda Kaisen (1785-1862). He moved to Tokyo in 1866 to study Western painting under Charles Wirgman (1832-1891). But before long he returned to the Shijô-style. He was a professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and with Kanô Hôgai (1828-1888) and Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908). He was a leading figure in Tokyo art circles.

Roberts p.71
Aburai pp. 134-135
Araki p. 418
Conant p. 303-304
Kyoto '98 p. 275

Availability: On Request