|Stockno.:||S19-008||Artist:||Hashimoto Dokuzan (1869-1938) 橋本獨山 (橋本独山)||Description: ||Calligraphy painting on paper reading: 白雪無尽時.
This is referring to the last line of the poem Farewell (送别c. 701-106) by Chinese poet and painter Wang Wei (699–759). The poem was composed for fellow poet Meng Haoran on the occasion of his retirement as a civil servant to become a scholar-recluse.
“Alight and bide a while my friend,”
a cup of wine I recommend.
“Whither go ye on this journey?”
Disappointments, you confide —
“On South Hill's fringes I'll reside,
retire by the mountainside.”
“Go, good friend,” my queries end.
Yonder, white clouds time transcend.
To the left it reads ‘Nan en sho’ 南苑書, referring to where this calligraphy was created, namely at Nanen, the name of a temple which Dokuzan founded at Tottori prefecture later in his life.
With original box. On the lid it reads: 対雲老師白雪無尽時書
‘白雪無尽, written by senior monk Tai-un’.
The inner lid is written by Yamazaki Daikō (1875-1966) and signed ‘Daikō’. He writes:
||Signed:||Top right: ‘Hasaban’ 破砂盆 . Square seals from right to left : 独山玄義 Dokuzan Gengi, Dokuzan being his artist pseudonym, Gengi his priest name. 南苑亭長 Nan’ei Teichō (master of Nan’ei temple)||Size:||Image：31 x 133 cm. With mounting: 35 x 212 cm.||Condition:||Very good general condition. ||Price:||Euro 900||Reference:|