Matsumura Keibun, Three Ducks, Riverbank

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Design after Matsumura Keibun (1779–1843)
Title: Three Ducks by a Riverbank
Date: Early 20th century
Size: 18.6 x 34.9 cm
Condition: Small area by top side browned slightly.


A peaceful scene of ducks by a river bank. Morning glories of various colour and bloom reveal the autumnal season. Stylised wisps of grasses and reeds line the waters, whilst a large dragonfly perches high atop the composition. The naturalistic style is exemplary of Matsumura Keibun's (1779-1843) work. Influenced by the renowned Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), the founder of his eponymous school in Kyoto, and Chinese literati painting, this design after Keibun succeeds in emulating his balance of form and harmony through the subject of nature.

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Title Three Ducks by a Riverbank
Subject Landscapes, Animal & Birds, Modern/Shin-Hanga
Dimensions 18.6 x 34.9 cm