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Japanese Scroll Painting of Thatched Hut with Poem by Otagaki Rengetsu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1337215
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Japanese antique small and charming scroll painting and poem by Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). The image is of a small hut with a thatched roof. The poem translates as follows:
春鳥 春寒み 榾火にねぶる 山賤の 夢おどろかす うぐひすの声

cold spring day, a worker naps, by an outdoor fire,
his dreams interrupted, by the song of bush-warblers.

Ōtagaki Rengetsu was a Buddhist nun who is widely regarded to have been one of the greatest Japanese poets of the 19th century. She was also a skilled potter and painter and expert calligrapher. She was the daughter of a courtesan and a nobleman.

Size of scroll: 55" high x 13 1/4" wide (15 1/2" wide including ends). Size of art: 26" high x 11 3/8" wide.