WANG DUO (1592-1652)
WANG DUO (1592-1652)

Five-character Poems in Running Script

WANG DUO (1592-1652)
Five-character Poems in Running Script
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dated summer, fifteenth day, fourth month, xinmao year (1651)
Colophon on the mounting dated twelfth month, guisi year of the Shunzhi era (1653)
Inscription by Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855-1932) on wooden box
Alone I stroll freely along the mountain path, with trees that are lushly green,
To where flowers blossom high in the clouds, where the wild birds sing. Travelling to Geng Ling, returning via Diao Tai,
Suddenly I hear the sound of a falling rock, tumbling into the stream.
Hanging scroll, ink on satin
268.8 x 51.5 cm. (105 3/4 x 20 1/4 in.)
17th Century
Wang Duo, Kenshin Shodokai, Tokyo, Japan, 2014, p.110, pl.24.
Wang Duo Exhibition, Kenshin Shodokai, Tokyo, Japan, January 2014

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Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855-1932) was a Japanese politician, cabinet minister, and former Prime Minister of Japan. He was a prominent statesman during the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods and led the campaign for a constitutional government in Japan. In his early career, Inukai worked as a journalist and reported the Satsuma Rebellion with the Imperial Japanese Army. He was also a close ally of Sun Yat-sen and other figures in the Pan-Asian Movement. Inukai was assassinated in an attempted coup d'tat on 15 May 1932.

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