Artist: Onishi Chinnen
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A highly talented artist, he is considered – with Nanrei – to be the finest exponent of the Maruyama-Shijo style in Edo at this time. Of samurai birth, he initially studied under Nangaku and is famous for the highly regarded books: Azuma no teburi, 1829 and Sonan gafu, 1834 ( offered elsewhere on this site ). Shows Fuji looming above masts and a bridge. Possibly the Inari Bridge near the harbour ( shrine ) at Teppozu in Edo. See Hiroshige’s design of this view for the 100 Views of Edo, no. 77. A typically spontaneous Shijo painting. Sumi on paper. Image size 41 x 10.5 in; 105 x 27 cms. Blue paper mounting; grey-blue damask ichimonji with bamboo rollers. Light creasing otherwise good condition with box. Signed Chinnen with seal Unka. Status: Sold