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Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867)
Shijô
Carp
Signed: -
Seals: Nishi Hôen
Technique: sumi on paper 29 x 43
Mounting: green decorated paper and beige decorated paper
black lacquered rollers, 118 x 46
Condition: mounted album leaf with centrefold, in good

Hôen was an artist from Osaka. He studied with Matsumura Keibun (1779-1843) and was specialized in kachôga, bird and flower painting
Hôen was was one of the best Shijô painters of his time. "He had all the skill in the world in his brush, but a lack of assertiveness or gusto prevented him from exploiting it in such way as to carry us of our feet." Hillier

Reference:
Roberts p. 46
Araki p. 1015
Itsuo # 19, 100-102
Hillier ‘74 p. 328 (# 256-258)



Price: EUR 450 / USD 535