Kaigan Joko (Kakutei, 1722-1785) | Mount Fuji | Edo period, dated Kinoe saru natsu (Summer, 1764)
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Kaigan Joko (Kakutei, 1722-1785)
Edo period, 18th century
a hanging scroll: ink on paper, signed Kakutei dojin no, sealed Kakutei zusho and with two further red seals, dated Kinoe saru natsu (Summer, 1764), silk brocade border, marine ivory scroll ends, fitted wood storage box inscribed to the reverse of the cover Kayahara no shozo (Collection of Kayahara) and sealed
49.8 x 83 cm., 19⅝ x 32⅝ in. (excluding mount)
140.5 x 103.5 cm., 55¼ x 40¾ in. (including mount)
10 x 109.3 x 11.5 cm., 4 x 43 x 4½ in. (the fitted wood storage box)
As can be seen in the illustration, there are some slight creases and slight marks to the sky and water, slight foxing, the inner box with small piece missing to one end, the outer box with soiling from tape.
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Born in Nagasaki, Kaigan Joko (more often known by his sobriquet Kakutei) spent his formative years as a priest at the Shofukuji, an Obaku Zen temple where he also studied under Kumashiro Yuhi (1712-1773). Yuhi was a student and follower of the Chinese painter Shen Quan (Shen Nanpin, 1682-1760) who sojourned in Nagasaki from 1731 for several years. Two of Yuhi’s disciples Joko and So Shiseki (1715-1786) are credited for transmitting the school’s vibrant colour, naturalistic style of bird-and-flower painting to Kyoto and Edo in the 1770s where the continental style became known as the Nanpin School.
For a similar painting by Kakutei executed in the same year in the collection of the Kobe City Museum, go to: