Biography Matsumura, Keibun, 松村景文 (1779 - 1843)
Matsumura Keibun lived in Kyoto and studied with his elder brother Matsumura Goshun as well as with Maruyama Ōkyo. He served as an attendant to the Buddhist Prince Shinnin, and lived at the Myōhō-in, which owns many of his paintings.
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After Goshun’s death Matsumura Keibun and Okamoto Toyohiko inherited the studio on Shijō street and the responsibility for the Shijō school. From 1818 until his death, he was one of the leading artists of Kyoto. He secured the position of the Shijō school.
Among his recurring themes are landscapes and kachō-ga, often drawn from nature. As an artist he was his brother’s equal.
Araki, Tsune (ed), Dai Nihon shôga meika taikan, Tokyo 1975 (1934), pp. 2948
Roberts, Laurance P., A Dictionary of Japanese artists, New York, 1976, p.74
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