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Kawamura Bumpô (1779?-1821)
Shijô (Kishi)
Coming home through snow
Signed: Bumpô
Seals: Nanzanju
Technique: sumi and some brown on paper 120.8 x 27
Date: 1810s
Mounting: beige raw silk
wooden rollers, 171 x 37.6
Condition: creased, otherwise good

Bumpô lived in Kyôto where he studied under Gan Ku (1749-1835). Within the Kishi school he developed a style rather independant from his teacher, and much influenced by the Chinese school. He studied Chinese painting styles via the interpretations of by Kanyôsai (= Tatabe Ryôtai) (1719-1774), who indirectly was a pupil of Shen Nan-P'in.
At a certain point Bumpô's fame was equal to that of Gan Ku. Bumpô was a skilful painter at landscapes and figures and also a haiku poet.

Tinios 2004
Roberts p. 10
Araki p. 230
Hillier pp. 232-245

Availability: On Request