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Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)
Nanga / Bunjin
Three calls at the thatched cottage
Signed: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Taiitsu Rôjin sanzetsu & Hakusetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 135 x 62,6
Mounting: cream paper
dark wooden rollers, 190 x 74,5
Condition: The original mounting aged. Lightly soiled, otherwise good

草廬三顧
戦鼓惡聞甘作農
傍觀九土綻誰縫
草廬地僻無人訪
三顧風雲起臥龍

Three calls at the thatched cottage
It is horrible to hear the war drums, and so much sweeter to occupy oneself with farming.
From a distance he looks at the nine regions, who will stitch the seams?
The grass-covered cottage is secluded and no guests ever come,
After three visits, the stormy clouds
[Liu Bei] made the crouching dragon [Zhuge Liang] rise.(HK)

Liu Bei made three calls at the thatched cottage when he sought the aid of Zhuge Liang, a master strategist then living in seclusion. ‘Crouching dragon’ is Zhuge Liang’s nickname.



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