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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
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Price:Euro 2250
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