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A carp leaping the dragon’s gate
Artist
Maruyama Okyo (円山 応挙) [1733-1795]       
Title
A carp leaping the dragon’s gate
Dimensions
98.6×34.5㎝
With mounting
180.8×44.4㎝
Method
Ink and gold paint on silk
Remarks
- Signature「応挙」and seal「応挙之印」on the lower right.
- Poem written by Kan Chazan,「徐福遠何日王世成無形天/語人誰攀天子亦人行登得/菊葉君不及三□鯉」, signature「晋帥」and seal「晋帥」
*Kan Chaza (管 茶山), also known as Kan Sazan, is a Kanshi poet and Confucian scholar. He was born in 1748 in Kawakita, Yasuna-gun, Bingo Province (now Kawakita, Kannabe-chō, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture) and died in 1828

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