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Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)
Bunjin
Han Xin crawls under crotch
Signed: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Taiitsu Rôjin sanzetsu & Hakusetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 112,8 x 32,6
Mounting: brown silk
ceramic rollers, 181 x 44,3
Condition: very good

韓信出胯下図
他日登壇將胯間
蒲伏人胯間見胸
大壇上耶夢真

Han Xin grovelling
He who would be a general one day
was grovelling under someone’s crotch.
Still, people noticed his broad chest.
When he was installed he wondered
whether the incident had been real or just a dream
(HK)
Comp. Ichinomiya # 33

Han Xin (230?–196 BC), then a poor youth, was humiliated by a group of ruffians. He decided to stoop and crawl rather than take the chance of being defeated. Later in life he became a famous general. He was of great service to the emperor Liu Bang, who established the Han dynasty.


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