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Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)
Bunjin
Last full moon of the seventh month (Enjoying the autumn moon in a boat)
Signed: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Taiitsu Rôjin sanzetsu & Hakusetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 127,8 x 45,2
Mounting: Lilac silk
wooden rollers, 197,2 x 59,5
Box: inscribed box
Condition: Toned and creases, otherwise good

七月既望
七百年前蘇子遊
尋盥此夜泛漁舟
賢愚雖別情無別
白露横江涼月秋

The day after the full moon of the seventh month
Seven hundred years ago Su Dongpo went on a trip.
Let’s find a tub to go out with the fishing boats tonight;
The wise and the foolish differ but they share this feeling,
A dewy whiteness is on the river in the cool of the autumn moon.
(HK)
Comp. Sôjin’ 81 # 6, Sôjin ’83 p. 8, Ichinomiya # 17

Su Shi (1036–1101), also known as Su Dongpo, was a government official. He is one of the most famous poets in classical Chinese literature. His essay ‘Excerpts from The Red Cliff’ describes a boating party on the Yangzi River.

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