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Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The five characters read Seki sen so so gotoshi fu u: "Water gushes from the spring--like wind driving rain." The idea seems to be that we should strive to be as fresh and powerful. Nukina Kaioku was considered one of the three greatest calligraphers of the late Edo period.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/01/1993Examinationexamined for exhibition
6/01/1996Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Ishinosuke Mizutani, Oriental Art Sekisen, Kyoto [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] Seki sen so so gotoshi fu u; [Translation] Water gushes from the spring--like wind driving rain; [Signature] Shuo [also read "Suo]; [Seal] Tekisho; [Seal] Kunmo; [Seal] Upper right: Kanbokurin
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1986

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Period
mid 19th century (Edo)
Medium
ink on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.136
Measurements
H: 7/16 x W: 11 13/16 in. (1.1 x 30 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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