• Artist: Shiokawa, Bunrin (1808 – 1877)
  • Title: Sunrise  c.1840
  • Media: sumi ink and color on paper
  • Dimension: 49 ½’ X 25 ½” (mounted)

Shiokawa Bunrin was born in Kyoto and was the son of a samurai. Little is known of his early career until the 1850s when he appears as an established artist working in the Imperial Palace. Bunrin was a major artist whose style had a great influence on the Kyoto style of painting in the early Meiji era (1868 – 1912).