|22. Go Shun (1752-1811) |
Momo - PeachSigned: Go Shun
Seals: Go Shun
Technique: sumi on paper 76,4 x 25,7
Mounting: brown damask
wooden rollers, 138 x 35,2
Condition: damaged at the top of the mounting, otherwisevery good
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 gô 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.
Kyoto '98: pp. 278-279
French ‘74 pp. 32-34
Hillier '74 pp. 34-57
Roberts p. 34
Araki pp. 845-850