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Title

Cherry blossom spray and basket

19th century

Artist

Matsumura Keibun

Japan

1779 – 1843

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    19th century
    Media categories
    Scroll , 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

    Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Keibun [artist's seal] ". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Edmund CaponAM, OBE 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    159.2003
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Matsumura Keibun

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan