otagaki rengetsu poem painting

Otagaki Rengetsu | Painting

SKU: R1755

When Rengetsu - Lotus-Moon - is writing about a LOTUS leaf and a cloudless MOON she is also writing about herself, as she does in the poem on this painting. And in then this painting is far more than a depiction of a plant it is a self portrait.


My hope
finding a way
to behold
the cloudless moon
upon a lotus blossom in the next world.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Painting with poem

Ink on paper

29 x 42 cm (11 ½ x 16 ½ in.)

Mounting 112.5 x 45.5 (44¼ x 18 in.)


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Bachmann Eckenstein