Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783 - 1856)
Nanga and Bunjin style painter at the latter part of the Edo period.
Baiitsu was born in Nagoya of Owari Province as a son of Yamamoto Ariemon, engraver.? When Baiitsu was 13 years old, his father died, and his family was deprived.? Even though, his mother was enthusiastic about educating her son, she taught him Japanese Waka poem.?
Baiitsu liked painting from his childhood, and he started studying painting under Yamamoto Rantei at first.? Rantei spotted the Baiitsu's potential, and he made Baiitsu a pupil of Cho Gessho. ?Later, Kamiya Tenyu, wealthy merchant, patron of artists in Owari area and collector of antique drawings, gave sanctuary to Baiitsu.?
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