Tsurusawa Tansen | Painted mounting
From the property of Hirohashi Koremitsu's daughter. A postumous gift to Baisen-in temple.
But the most spectacular feature of this wonderful scroll is its painted tromp-l’oeil mounting. It represents the elaborate frame of a poem composed by Konoe Motohiro (1648-1722) and brushed by Tsurusawa Tansen.
Young women on Hatsuse river making threads.
Spring winds from the mountains
blow away cherry blossoms.
Respectfully written by Tanzan (i.e. Tsurusawa Tansen)
The inscription on the box lid reads: Poem by Kone Oenman Kanpaku Motohiro. The inscription on the inside of the box lid reveals that this scroll was a - probably postumous - gift to Baisen-in temple: Baisen-in. From the property of Hirohashi Koremitsu's (1745-1823) daughter. Received June 8th 1861.
Tsurusawa Tansen (1755-1816)
95 x 30.3 cm (37 1/2 x 12 in.)
Mounting 181 x 46 cm (71 1/4 x 18 in.)
Some foxing to the paper and some worm holes.