|Kawamura Bumpô (1779?-1821)|
Coming home through snowSigned: Bumpô
Technique: sumi and some brown on paper 120.8 x 27
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.
Roberts p. 10
Araki p. 230
Hillier pp. 232-245
Availability: On Request