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Chikuden

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00037411
Chikuden

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Painter.

Nanga School.

Chikuden came from a family of physicians of the Oka clan in Bungo, near present-day Oita, in northern Kyushu. He studied Confucianism and in 1810 became head of the family and the clan school. In 1811, a peasants’ revolt persuaded him to put forward a plan to reform the clan administration. When his plan was turned down, he passed his position on to his son and withdrew from public life to live from poetry and painting. He went to Osaka and Kyoto, where he learned the Nanga technique, and became a friend and protegé of the historian San’yo (...

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Subjects: Painting ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art ; East Asian Art

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