EH80001 Japanese ink on paper painting of Plum Blossoms and Poem, scroll mounting, signature & single seal: Tani Buncho (1763 - 1840). A famous and prolific literati (bunjin) painter and poet, who focused largely on Chinese inspired landscapes. He spent many years in Nagasaki where he studied Chinese and Western art with traders there. This painting of a simple traditional curving Prunus stump, having a few vertical shoots with buds, along side a calligraphic colophon (untranslated). Japanese printed silk informal scroll mounting style popular in the early part of the 20th century, missing the scroll roller end mounts. Painting paper with some minor horizontal creases from rolling, otherwise fine condition. Kiri wood storage box (unsigned). Mounting measures overall: 71 inches long x 11-1/4 inches wide. Painting measures 39-5/8 inches long x 10-1/4 inches wide.