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An image of Cherry blossom spray and basket by MATSUMURA Keibun
Alternate image of Cherry blossom spray and basket by MATSUMURA Keibun

MATSUMURA Keibun

(Japan 1779 – 1843)

Title
Cherry blossom spray and basket
Place of origin
Japan
Year
19th century
Media category
Painting
Materials used
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
Artist's seal stamped l.l. "Keibun"
Credit
Gift of Edmund Capon 2003
Accession number
159.2003
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.