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14. Go Shun (1752-1811)
Snow-covered landscape
Signed: Go Shun
Seals: Go Shun noin
Technique: sumi and light colours on paper, 101 x 34.7
Mounting: dark blue damask and light blue silk
182.5 x 46.5
Condition: good

Go Shun (Matsumura Gekkei) 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
Nihon no bijutsu kaiga kinshû Vol. 22
French ‘74
Rosenfield B.52