Artists and Patrons in the late Edo period:
works by Tani Buncho, Sakai Hoitsu, Kita Busei, and
Saba Tansai was a wealthy merchant and poet. He published the collection
of poems and memorial album Kasenruijo for his brother, Saba Tikuo in
Bunka 9(1812). Our subject hereafter will be necessary analyze his work from
the art historical viewpoints.
Artists of many painting schools, literati scholar -amateur artists (Nanga),
Rinpa, Yamato-e, and Ukiyoe, exchanged especially during the Bunka era and
the Bunsei era in the late Edo period.
In this essay I should like examine the works by Tani Buncho, Sakai Hoitsu,
Kita Busei, and Kameda Bosai and then describe the conditions surrounding
production of works in Edo and various places in the districts.
This essay also introduces the paintings of folding screen (byobu) of seven
flowers in autumn by Kita Busei and landscape and Mt. Asama by Kameda
Kameda Bosai was a Confucian, also poet and literati scholar -amateur
artist (works of poems and paintings in Chinese style). He wandered in the
districts of Joshu (Gunma), Shinshu (Nagano), and Echigo (Niigata) from
Bunka 6(1809) to 9(1811).
One learns of the relation of artists and the wealthy official merchants (Saba,
Morikawa, Kakiage, Fuju, Namiki house).