Originally noted more for his poetry than his painting, Kodojin set the tone for his landscapes through his inscriptions. Self-taught in painting, the eccentric poet-painter created landscapes in a variety of unusual styles. (Paul Berry, Literati Modern, p. 152). - The poem inscribed on this painting was first published in 1912 as one of a set of four poems in Kodojin’s verse collection, Seisho's Mountain Studio Collection (Seisho Sanbo shu):

 

Only white clouds moving,

My spirit returns to a point of ease.

Transcendent - beyond failure or success,

Sitting alone viewing the empty mountains.

 

Signed and sealed Mushin, Fukuda Seiko, and Seisho.

 

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Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944)

Ink on paper

129.2 x 31.4 cm (50 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

Mounting 197 x 44 cm (77 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.)
Original box (tomobako)

Fukuda Kodojin | Landscape

SKU: 1854
$6,860.00Price
Bachmann Eckenstein