|Kobayashi Zentei (Undôjin)(1893-1972)|
Soft coloured landscapeSigned: Sunun shiga
Seals: Zentai, Mukei daiso (top), Enkonshu (bottom),
Technique: colours on paper 75,3 x 34
Mounting: brown damaskand brown silk
ivory rollers, 145 x 46,2
The inscription reads:
Clouds in heaven and flowers cover the earth
High nor low notice the spring breeze (HK)
Zentei was born in Tokyo. Already as a young boy he studied with a number of Zen teachers and through them he learned about painting and became acquainted with Chinese poetry especially with the Sung poet Su Dongbo. He was not only active as a painter, but also as a calligrapher and seal carver.
Zentei’s son, a famous potter from Tsushima, published a book about his father in 1981.