Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) Mori Yoshiaki (1801-1873) | Standing Hina Dolls (Tachibina zu) | Meiji period, late 19th century
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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
Mori Yoshiaki (1801-1873)
Standing Hina Dolls (Tachibina zu)
Meiji period, late 19th century
a hanging scroll: ink, colour, gold and gofun on paper, the painting signed Yoshiaki and with artist's read seal, the poem signed Hachijuni Rengetsu (Rengetsu at the age of eighty-two), linen and silk brocade mount, red lacquer scroll ends decorated in gold hiramaki-e with budding and flowering cherry blossoms, fitted wood storage box
122.5 x 40 cm., 48¼ x 15¾ in. (excluding mount)
211 x 45 cm., 83 x 17 ¾ in. (including mount)
7 x 53 x 8 cm., 2¾ x 20⅞ x 3¼ in. (the fitted wood storage box)
A few slight marks to the paper.
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The poem composed by the female artist Otagaki Rengetsu is in reference to the third day of the third month, the day of celebration for Doll's Day (Hinamatsuri). Within the poem, Rengetsu includes an auspicious pun on the word momoyorokobi (lit. peach blossom joy), which also encompasses the word for eternity, momoyo. The poem has been translated as:
Today, as a humble offering
To this Lord and Lady
Newly flowering peach blossoms
To usher the myriad joys
Of countless springs
Kono tono ni
kyo saku hana wa
iku haru no
hajime naru ran
For further works by Rengetsu, see Lots 15, 48 and 49.