otagaki rengetsu painting scroll chestnut Wada Gosan Gesshin gassaku

Otagaki Rengetsu | Painting

SKU: 1486

I wonder if I might bid
those girls picking chestnuts
with bobbed hair
to fetch me some sake?
A mountain village in autumn...


The painting is sealed by Wada Gesshin: 閦

Wada Gesshin (or Gosan) was a student of Mori Tetsusan (1775-1841), who was a student of Maruyama Okyo. He took Buddhist orders in 1841 after the death of his wife. About 1854 he became head priest of Jinko-in monastery in Kyoto. – Certificate of authenticity on the box issued by Tokuda Koen.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) and 

Wada Gesshin (1800-1870)

Dated 1870

Ink on paper

108.6 x 29.7 cm (42 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)

Mounting: 194 x 41 cm (76 1/4 x 16 in.)
Certificate box: Tokuda Koen

Bachmann Eckenstein