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Nishiyama Kan'ei (1833-1897)
Momiji, red leafs - mounted fan
Signed: Kan'ei
Seals: Kan'ei
Technique: colours on paper 13 x 46
Mounting: decorated silk fabric and beige silk
ivory rollers, 110 x 60
Condition: glue stains at the bottom of the mountin, otherwise very good

Kan'ei was a native of Osaka, the son and pupil of Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867). He studied painting under his father and was skilled at landscape and kachôga.He studied Confucianism under Goto Shoin (dates unknown). As a Confucian and a literary scholar he became well-known and as such he served the Akashi Daimyô.

Roberts p. 68
Araki p. 2739
Hillier p. 332