Poem in Chinese (Kanshi) Artist, attributed to: Sakugen Shuryo (Japanese, 1501–1579)

Medium

Hanging scroll: ink on paper; with ivory rollers

Dimensions

without mounting: 16 3/4 × 25 1/2 in. (42.5 × 64.8 cm)
with mounting: 50 × 28 1/2 in. (127 × 72.4 cm)

Credit Line

Denise and George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932 Fund and Fred Olsen Fund

Accession Number

1968.14

Geography
Culture
Period

Muromachi period (1336–1573)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Mayuyama and Co., Tokyo, 1968; purchased in 1968 by Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 51, no. 78, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

calligraphy

Marks

Seal upper right appears to read Min-ki-sai" (part of a Sakugen book title). Seal lower right unidentified.

Inscriptions

Poem translated as followers (G. Lee): "Reciting sutras by rote gives the support of one fishing rod, but pondering the three breaths changes these rivers and mountains." The poem reads more like: "Ten thousand matters, mind unpossessed: only on a single fishing rod; even the Three Lords (the highest ranking officials in Chinese history) cannot exchange these rivers and mountains." SO 7/2014\r\n萬事無心一釣竿 三公不換此江山

Signed

Signed lower left "Ki'in Ken sho"
龜陰謙書

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