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Spring Rain and Cherry Blossoms

Fan design sample print, Kneeling Nudes

Japanese Hanging Scroll

Spring Rain and Cherry Blossoms

by Nishimura Goun, c. 1920-1930

Fan design sample print, Kneeling Nudes

IHL Cat. #2402

About This Scroll

Best known for his soft and lyrical paintings of animals, this painting of a rural landscape during a passing storm is an unusual subject for Goun, but not his only digression. Shown below are this collection's painting of a rural landscape and a recently exhibited* scroll picturing a more urban landscape.

*"Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection," Portland Art Museum, October 13, 2018 - January 13, 2019. 

For a history of the hanging scroll see the website of Art Nomura at  https://nomurakakejiku.com/lesson_lineup/history-of-the-kakejiku

Scroll Details

 IHL Catalog #2402
 Title (description)
 Spring Rain and Cherry Blossoms
 Nishimura Goun (1877-1938)
五雲作 Goun saku 
 Seal unread seal as shown above
 Date c. 1920-1930 (not dated)
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - small 
 Miscellaneous literati mounting (which lacks the fuutai (decorative fabric strips)
 Genre nihonga
 Format hanging scroll (kakemono or kakejiku )
 H x W Scroll 71 x 22 1/4 in. (180.3 x 56.5 cm)
 H x W Painting
 45 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (115.8 x 39.6 cm)
 Collections This Print not applicable
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
11/15/2020 created