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Otagaki Rengetsu | Painting

SKU: R1322

No place at the inn;
human beings have a
hard time in life I feel
but sleeping beneath the blossoms
and the hazy moon consoles me.

(trans. John Stevens)


Published: Black robe white mist: art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu, National Gallery of Australia exhibition catalogue, Melanie Eastburn, Lucie Folan, Robyn Maxwell (ed.), 2007, no.50, ill. p.43.


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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Painting and poem, 1869

111.6 x 24.6 cm (44 x 9¾ in.)

Mounting 200 x 32.5 cm (78¾ x 12¾ in.)

Wooden box