An image of Cherry blossom spray and basket

MATSUMURA Keibun

(Japan 1779 – 1843)

Cherry blossom spray and basket

Location
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
Japan
Year
19th century
Media
Painting
Medium
hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper
Dimensions
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.

Credit
Gift of Edmund CaponAM, OBE 2003
Accession number
159.2003