Suzuki Shonen was a professional painter of Kyoto who specialized in landscape. The son of a painter, he received a number of commissions from local temples and taught Japanese-style painting at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting.
"Shonen’s often dramatic paintings earned for him the sobriquet “present-day Shohaku”, after the wildly eccentric artist Soga Shohaku.” (Berry in: Modern Masters of Kyoto, p. 196)
Compare to a wonderful painting in the Metropolitan Museum
Suzuki Shonen (1849-1918)
Ink and color on fabric
112.8 x 42.1 cm (44 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
Mounting 195.5 x 55 cm (77 x 21 1/2 in.)
Original box (tomobako)