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13. Go Shun (1752-1811)
Two men carrying wood from a forrest under moon
Signed: Go Shun
Seals: Go Shun
Technique: sumi and some colours on silk 103.6 x 33
Mounting: ocre gold brocade and green damask
black wooden rollers, 195 x 47
Condition: faint stain at the top, otherwise very good

Go Shun 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
Rosenfield B.52
Kyoto '98: pp. 278-279
French ‘74 pp. 32-34
Hillier '74 pp. 34-57
Roberts p. 34
Araki pp. 845-850