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3.1 Go Shun (1752-1811)
Moon and forrest in spring, Haru-rin kotsuki no zu
Signed: Go Shun
Seals: Go Shun noin
Technique: colours on silk 113.4 x 38.6
Mounting: brown gold brocade and blue brocade
ivory rollers, 206 x 52.5
Box: Authorised by Yokoyama Seiki (1792-1864)
Condition: very good

Box inscription: 春林弧月之図  矣月漢先生真無可疑 清輝観「印」清暉 
Haru-rin kotsuki no zuM- Moon and forrest in spring Haru-rin kotsuki no zu
Igetsu kansensei shinseki mukagi, part of the moon by Kansensei [signed:] Seiki kan [seal:] Seiki

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
Kyoto '98: pp. 278-279
French ‘74 pp. 32-34
Hillier '74 pp. 34-57
Roberts p. 34
Araki pp. 845-850