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3.2 Go Shun (1752-1811)
Chawan, tea bowl - Harutake, Spring bamboo
Signed: Go Shun saku
Seals: illegable?
Technique: Wheel turned kyôyaki with a fine crackled cream glaze and a black underglaze decoration. Ø 12,2 x 7
Date: c. 1800-10
Condition: very 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 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