Description The man here may be the Chinese Zen eccentric Kensu (Ch. Xianzi [Hsien Tzu]). He holds his net and a bucket sits next to him. Despite the Buddhist prohibition on consuming flesh, Kensu found enlightenment while fishing for shrimp.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 後藤東乗門; [Siganture] 雪信
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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