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'A pity to lay down' hanging scroll [kakemono] 1867 calligraphy, painting National Gallery of Victoria. Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mr S Baillieu Myer AC, Founder Benefactor 

 

Otagaki Rengetsu & Kishi Chikudo
'A pity to lay down' hanging scroll [kakemono] 1867 
calligraphy, painting
97.2 x 34.5 cm
National Gallery of Victoria.
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mr S Baillieu Myer AC, Founder Benefactor 

 

A pity to lay down
or roll up
this mat of autumn grass flowers
let us simply view them
as they grow in the field.      

(trans. Sayumi Takahashi)