Life in the MountainsArtist(s)Matsumura GoshunObject Creation Date1781Medium & Supportink and color on silk; one of a pair of 6-fold screensDimensions
60 1/4 in. x 136 1/4 in. ( 153 cm x 346 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundLabel 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.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object TypescreenCollection AreaAsianRights
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