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An image of Red pine, mountain white bamboo and bush warbler by IMAO Keinen

IMAO Keinen

(Japan 1845 – 1924)

Title
Red pine, mountain white bamboo and bush warbler, from the albums of Keinen Gafu
Other titles:
Keinen's picture album of birds and flowers
no.1 (pine, bamboo, bird)
Alternative title:
Keinen kachô gafu
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
1891
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

32.1 x 22.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Clare Goodwin 2002
Accession number
63.2002.1
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.