Shūkei Imei 周奎維明 (1731-1808)
“Branch of Blossoming Plum in Snow”
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
129.0 x 28.5 cm. (50 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Seals of the artist:
Shukei no in; Imei
Colophon by Kenjo Daiten (1718-1801):
“A single branch hangs down from who knows where, and contains this very grand color;
Tender buds rest hal-opened beside each other, Passing on word so all think fragrance, fragrance.
Inscribed by Shochu.” Shishi Samei; Kanjo Daiten
The Museum of Kyoto: Kyo no Eshi wa Hyakka Ryoran, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Kyoto, 1998, pl. 1-27, p. 86.