These are additional close up photos for the scroll painting by Goshun item #772998(our stock #022177).
Matsumura Goshun (1752-1811) was a Japanese painter of the Edo period. He was born in Kyoto as the son of Kinza Yakunin(gold trading public official). He was also has the pen name as Gekkei. He was fostered by the painter Yosa Buson, who praised him as "a young, major artist". He followed Buson’s style of Nanga painting. He lived in Ikeda area(Osaka) after his wife passed away. He used Goshun name and approached Maruyama Okyo which painting style is entirely different from Buson style which is very scholastic(literal) style. After Buson passed away. He has established his own painting style of Nanga and Maruyama( founded by Maruyama Okyo) combining descriptive and lyrical(expressive, poetic) style. Later that style became Shijo School. His school was called the Shijo School because he lived in Shijo area in Kyoto and his students were also lived in that area. Goshun’s students including Matsumura Keibun, Okamoto Toyohiko, as well as many artists.
He was born in Shigaraki area where Shigaraki yaki(pottery were making). He followed Watanabe Nangaku who was the student of Maruyama Okyo. the student of Watanabe Nangaku. Later he studied under Maruyama Ozui. He was good at the painting of Sansui, figurative and Kacho(flower and bird). He was active in Kyoto area. He became one of Maruyama school important artist in the end of Edo era. His student including Kouno Bairei as well as Kawabata Gyokusho. He was also known as the appraiser of other artist’s painting in end of Edo to early Meiji Period.