White plum blossoms and bird, from the albums of Keinen Gafu
1845 - 1924
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.
Keinen's picture album of birds and flowers
no.2 (plum and bird)
Keinen kachô gafu
Place where the work was made
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
32.2 x 22.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Clare Goodwin 2002
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–13 Mar 2016