(Japan 1779 – 1843)
Cherry blossom spray and basket
- Not on display
- Further information
MATSUMURA Keibun was a younger brother of MATSUMURA Gekkei (Go Shun), whose early painting from his 'nanga' period is in the Gallery collection. Go Shun changed his style after meeting Maruyama Ôkyo and incorporated naturalism to establish the influential Shijô school. Keibun studied painting under Go Shun to become his most important student. He was adept at bird-and-flower paintings with mastery of techniques.
Asian Art Department, 17 June 2003.
- Place of origin
- 19th century
- hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper
- 29.0 x 32.7 cm image; 110.5 x 41.9 cm scroll
- Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Keibun [artist's seal] ". Not dated.
- Gift of Edmund CaponAM, OBE 2003
- Accession number