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Tanaka Nikka (died 1845) and Kanô Arinobu (Gyokuei)(1730-1804)
Shijô and Kanô
Ginkô nuts and flower and butterfly
Signed: Nikka sha and Arinobu
Seals: Kyûhôdô and Kanô
Technique: sumi and colours on paper 24.1 x 18.2 / 15.8 x 20
Mounting: blue satin damask
lacquered rollers, 125 x 30.5
Condition: Nikka lightly worn, otherwise very good

Nikka was an early pupil of Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845) and he is considered one of his best students. Although well-versed in his teacher’s intimate style his paintings show a personal and humorous touch.

Nikka was an early pupil of Toyohiko (1773-1845) and considered one of his best. In spite of being a dedicated follower of his teacher's intimate style his paintings show a more personal and humorous touch.

Reference:
Roberts p. 120
Araki p. 309
Hillier '74 p. 291-299
Kyoto '98 p. 283

Arinobu (Gyokuei) was the third son of Kanô Gyokuen Hidenobu (1683-1743)
who was head of the Okachimachi Kanô line. Arinobu was adopted by the older brother of Hidenobu, Kanô Kyûhaku III (act c. 1743), who became the next head of the Okachimachi Kanô line.

Reference:
Roberts p. 35

Price:
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