Kishi GANTAI (1782-1865)




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A superb large gajo (11 x 8 in; 28 x 20.4 cms) of tour de force paintings folding out to comprise: 30 two-sheet designs; 14 four-sheet designs; 2 six-sheet designs; 1 eight-sheet design, making a total of 136 sheets in sumi and light colour on paper. Gantai was the son and pupil of Ganku, and together with his brother, Renzan, carried on the Kishi school tradition. With his father, worked on the paintings for the new Kanazawa Castle in 1809. A highly accomplished painter, especially of kachoga. A variety of subjects are covered in this album, many of them the standard repertoire required of such artists to show their skill. In extremely good condition with high quality boards and gold end papers. Signed Chikuzennosuke Gantai with seals Gantai and Kunchin. See also the large deer painting on this update.

 

Status: Sold

 




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