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Go Shun (1752-1811)(Matsumura Gekkei)
Mist in dark mountains, a landscape in the Buson manner
Signed: Go Shun sha
Seals: Go Shun
Technique: sumi and light brown on paper 126,6 x 55,3
Date: c. 1787
Mounting: grey green bronze damask
ivory and bone rollers, 198 x 68
Box: authorized in 1910? by Bokusai
Condition: a vertical crease, otherwise very good

A rare and early landscape by Go Shun.

Go Shun and Maruyama Ôkyo (1733-95) were the most influential painters of the Kansai district.
In 1772 Go Shun went to Yosa Buson (1716-84) to study Buson’s typical Nanga style as well as haiga, a sketchy painting style related to haiku poetry. In 1782 he took the name Go Shun, reserving his earlier Gekkei for haiga paintings.
Ôkyo and Go Shun became good friends. After Ôkyo's death in 1795, Go Shun was asked to take over the Maruyama School but he founded his own, the Shijô School, instead.

Itsuo 1982
Rosenfield B.52
Roberts p. 34
Araki pp. 845ff.
Kyoto '98: pp. 278ff. (# 1-14, 15,4-10, 11)
French ‘74 pp. 32-34
Hillier '74 pp. 34-57