Rai Sanyo | Letter
A letter to Koishi Genzui, a most prominent physician in Kyoto. But Genzui was also a patron of the arts and a friend of artists. A very close friend was Rai Sanyo with whom he had a particularly close relationship. Genzui and Sanyo had ties of a different kind. Genzui was married to Sanyo's sister-in-law, and Sanyo was married to Rie, a former maid and adopted daughter of the Koishi family.
Rai Sanyo (1780-1832)
Letter to Koishi Genzui (1784-1849), patron and friend of Sanyo
Collector's box inscribed by Tanomura Chokunyu.
Red ink on paper
16 x 21 cm
Mounting 109.5 x 37cm