TAKAHASHI SŌHEI, attributed
Snowy landscape with figures
Six panels screen painted in ink and colours on paper 170 x 350 cm
Provenance: Italian private collection, acquire in Japan during the 1970s.
Born in the province of Bungo, southern island of Kyūshū, in a family of merchants, Takahashi Sōhei joined in 1822 Tanomura Chikuden (1779-1835), one of the leading exponents of the Nanga school, to which he himself adhered. In 1823 he moved to Kyoto to attend the major pictorial circles of the country. He died at a young age from natural causes. His works are preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of New York and in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.