Meiji/Taisho Period A framed painting, in ink and colour on silk, decorated with a solitary pheasant beside flowering azalea growing beside a stream; signed Buzan with seal Buzan. 118cm x 139cm (46½in x 54¾in).
躑躅に雉図（額装） 木村武山 一幅 絹本着色 明治/大正時代
Kimura Buzan was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. He began studying painting under the Nanga painter Sakurai Karyō. In 1890, he moved to Tokyo to enter the Kaisei School. Buzan also studied at Kawabata Gyokushō's School of Painting, the Tenshin-sha. In 1891, he entered the Tokyo School of Fine Art, graduating in 1896. In 1898, his painting won a prize at the Japan Painting Association Fair and he participated as an associate member in the foundation of the Nihon Bijutsuin or Japan Art Institute, of which he became a full member in 1906. The same year he moved with his family to Izura along with Yokoyama Taikan, Shimomura Kanzan, and Hishida Shunsō.
The artist's work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tokyo National Museum.