otagaki rengetsu poem painting

Otagaki Rengetsu | Painting


Chinese robes
are but an empty outer vestment, I hear - 
dew of tears on the sleeve.
Distressed, I keep brooding
on many things.

(transl. Sayumi Takahashi)


The painting on this collaborative work is sealed "Korai".  


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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) and


Painting with poem, 1865

Ink on paper

117.3 x 17.2 cm (46¼ x 6¾ in.)

Mounting: 185 x 21.5 cm (72¾ x 8½ in.)

Wooden box

SKU: R1443