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5.1 Matsumura Keibun (1779-1843) with Kiyomizu Rokubei II (c.1797-1860)
Tabakubon, ash pot - Men pulling a boat
Signed: Kaô of Keibun & Kiyomizu
Technique: Wheel-turned kyôyaki, with a tetsu-e, iron oxide under glaze decoration Ø 12 x 10,2
Condition: fine

Keibun was the younger brother of the painter and poet Matsumura Go Shun (1752-1811). Go Shun was, in fact, 27 years older than Keibun and took care of his education. After Go Shun’s death in 1811, Keibun inherited the studio on Shijô Street. Together with Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845), he carried on the Shijô School, Keibun specializing in kachôga and Toyohiko in landscape painting. Keibun was one of Kyoto’s leading artists and the teacher of many talented pupils.

Roberts p. 74
Araki p. 2948
Hillier pp. 126-136
Kyoto '98 p. 292

Rokubei II was the son of Rokubei I (c. 1733-99). He was the second generation of the famous family of potters in Kyoto.