An image of White plum blossoms and bird

Imao Keinen

(Japan 1845 – 1924)

White plum blossoms and bird, from the albums of Keinen Gafu

Other titles:
Keinen's picture album of birds and flowers, no.2 (plum and bird)
Location
Not on display
Further information

IMAO Keinen was a Kyoto school painter, a student of SUZUKI Hyakunen and contemporary of SUZUKI Shônen (whose screen painting 'Pine trees' is in the gallery collection). He was particularly excelled in naturalistic depictions of birds and flowers, and won many awards at domestic and international exhibitions. He also painted for the Imperial household.

IMAO published a few picture albums in woodblock prints. One is titled [Keinen's picture album of birds and flowers] published in four volumes in 1891. These four leaves (Acc.no.s 63.2002.1-4) may have come from this publication.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 13 February 2002.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
1891
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock print
Dimensions
32.2 x 22.5 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Clare Goodwin 2002
Accession number
63.2002.2