Artist:Hon'ami KoetsuTawaraya Sotatsu
Medium: Hanging scroll, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions: 34 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (88.3 x 28.3 cm) poem card only: 7 7/16 x 6 5/8 in. (18.9 x 16.8 cm)
Accession Number: 1991.1.1
Catalogue Description: Album leaf with calligraphy of a poem about tea by Koetsu in square poem card format (shikishi). The paper is decorated with a pine tree grove painted by Sotatsu in tarashikomi technique. Koetsu was known to have copied poems from earlier anthologies, imitating courtly manner of 12th century. Unsigned, no seals. Mount: Strips of Indian dyed cloth (17th cen.) surrounding card. Condition: Excellent. No prior repairs visible.