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Otagaki Rengetsu | Poem

SKU: R1382

Very rare - "Rengetsu preferred to keep things informal and very rarely used such [i.e. seal] imprints, perhaps out of a sense of modesty of deference". (Sayumi Takahashi, Black Robe White Mist, see below, p. 111)


Rushing to your side
dew scatters
the beautiful screen
wind blowing through
its hollhock slats.

(transl. Sayumi Takahashi)


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.136 (details of the seals), 137, both ill. p.111.


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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)


36 x 5.7 cm (14 x 2¼ in.)

Mounting 147 x 22.5 cm (57¾ x 8¾ in.)

Wooden box