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Baiitsu real name: Yamamoto Shinryo, Alternate Name: Meikei, Artist Names: Baiitsu, Shun’en, Tendo-Gaishi, Gyokuzen, Baika, Tendo Gaishi, Yuchiku Sokyolocked


Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1783, in Nagoya; died 1856.

Painter, draughtsman. Landscapes, birds, flowers.

Nanga School.

Baiitsu was a painter of the Nanga (literati) School. He spent his years of apprenticeship with the painter Chikuto (1776-1853), with whom he became close friends and together with whom he is today considered to be one of the best representatives of the Nanga School. He studied the Chinese ink painting techniques of the Ming and Qing. He arrived in Kyoto around ...

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