Ryuson Chuso Matsuyama (1880-1954)
Rainy Day, 1921
Watercolour on cartridge paper
Signed R C Matsuyama and dated 1921, bottom right.
257 x 341 mm
The paper shows creased edges where it was stretched and attached to a back board.
Ryuson Matsuyama was a member of an important group of Japanese artists working in Britain in the first half of the 20th century. His richly-worked watercolour landscapes of London and southern England gained great popularity with both British and Japanese ex-patriot audiences. This village street scene is probably located around Holmwood or Dorking in Surrey, where the Matsuyama family lived during the 1920s, and which was frequently the subject of Mr Matsuyama’s work.
Matsuyama remained in England throughout his life, and became a naturalised British citizen in 1947.
Read more about Ryuson Chuso Matsuyama at Lloyd Ellis