(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)
- 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: Meiji period 1868–1912
- colour woodblock print
- 32.2 x 22.5 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Clare Goodwin 2002
- Accession number