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 where the work was made
hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper
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.
Gift of Edmund CaponAM, OBE 2003
Not on display