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Daiko, Sogen 大綱 宗彦 (1772 - 1860)

Zen bull

Signed:82-year-old Daiko
Date:1853
Size:118 x 54.8 cms (mounting)
30.4 x 42.6 cms (painting)

46 x 22 inch (mounting)
12 x 17 inch (painting)
Technique:sumi on paper
Condition:ChŻberi of striped brown silk, top and bottom of crushed moss-green paper; beige&grey ichimonji, black lacquer rollers, fitted wooden box.
Faint vertical rolling crease in the painting, some superficial damage to the crushed paper plus some other minor condition issues, but good overall condition; the mounting is certainly 19th century and is possibly the original mounting.
Price:reserved Euro

Literature:Stephen Addiss translated the poem: ''After pulling a, Heavy load for years, Now is the time to rest the body, Take it easy, And enjoy a state of grace." His comment: "This is a kind of self-portrait of Daiko. After years of pulling heavy loadsóserving as abbot of Daitoku-ji, training hundreds of monks, instructing countless lay followers, seeing to this and that temple businessóDaiko is now out to pasture, resting in peace and quiet , and thankful for the many blessings received in a long and eventful life.
Signature: See signature
Detail: See detail
Mounting: See mounting

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