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Oharame
Artist
Kuwagata Keisai(Kitao Masayoshi) (鍬形蕙斎(北尾政美)) [1764-1824]       
Title
Oharame
Dimensions
33.2 x 55.7㎝
With mounting
121.1 x 68.3㎝
Method
Light color on silk
Remarks
*Signature "紹真筆" and seal "紹真"
*Poem on the right: "袖婦(ふ)るひ/ふるひ出(いづ)らん/花の寄(よせ)" and signature "嵐亭富屋"

*Kuwagata Keisai (鍬形蕙斎) (1764~1824)
Ukiyoe artist in the late Edo period. Studied under Kitao Shigemasa first and called himself Kitao Masayoshi.
Santo Kyoden is his fellow pupil.
Started his life as an illustrator and bacame famous for having drown a bird's-eye view of Edo.
After becoming an official painter of Tsuyama domain, he studied under Kano Korenobu, called himself Kuwagata Keisai(鍬形蕙斎) or Tsuguzane (紹真),
stopped creating woodblock prints and drew many original drawings.
In addition to Kano school, his style of work contains Yamatoe and Rinpa.
As his name was inserted in "戯作者考補遺" written by 木村黙老, he was a highly esteemed painter at that time.

*嵐亭富屋… haiku poet in the middle Edo period.

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