Label copy Goshun was one of the founders of the Shijo school. Trained as a Nanga painter who took early Chinese paintings as models, he later followed the styles of Buson and Okyo, two of his contemporary masters. Goshun painted this pair of screens only a few months after he had moved to Ikeda while recovering from the shock caused by the deaths of his wife and his father. The screens took on new meaning to the artist when he abandoned life in the city for the countryside. The Michigan screens are the earliest known examples of screens on rural life by Goshun.
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