|Stockno.:||S21-||Artist:||Ishikawa Kōsai 石川鴻斎 (1833-1918)||Description: ||Tao Hongjing at the Huayang mountains. Tao Hongjing 陶弘景 (456-536) was a prominent Taoist, calling himself the "reclusive living of Huayang" (Huayang yinju 華陽 隱居). With original box.
Remarkable painting by an artist who was considered quite experimental in his style, shows a typical Chinese landscape executed with the use of a bright clear blue pigment, with the contours of the mountains heightened with gold. The text in the right hand corner contains a poem:
The young dragon dives down, the green reaches to the sky;
I like to sit on the green cloth and boil the water from the well [to make tea].
Fleeing the world; I would look for the art of the Hairy Lady,
wandering through the mountains, I enthusiastically admire the Immortal Wo Quan.
Along the brook everything is covered with dew and the lingzhi [mushroom] grows,
Under the rocks I lie on the moss without going to sleep.
Maonü, the Hairy Lady, was a hairy lady-in-waiting of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang ||Signed:||With artist seal on painting and original box||Size:||Painting: 41cm x 144cm, Including mounting: 58cm x 211cm||Condition:||Price:||Euro 2250||Reference:|