Subject:Re: Art of Miwa Zaiei
Posted By: antigone Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Hello Mike, I found on this link :
But this japanese painter Miwa Zaiei is dead in 1797 and had a pen name kashinsai, is he the same?
and here from (perhaps you have found it already)
Although nothing is known about the background of the artist, named Miwa Zaiei, except that he lived and worked in the city of Edo, he must have been affected by the concept of Western realism, which had become fashionable in eighteenth-century Japanese art and prompted him to portray the painter in the act of painting his subject in the flesh. Ironically, however, Zaiei still felt compelled to follow the traditional practice of creating an imaginary setting from ancient China for his image of presumably "real" life.