Bamboo drawn in the Suiboku Method

[ Suiboku Bamboo & San Kanji Poem ]
Reference Number
" Suiboku Bamboo & Kanji Poem "
Kusaba Haisen (1787 - 1867)

Kanshi poet and Confucian scholar at the latter part of the Edo period.
Liege of the Taku family, Samurai chief retainer of Saga Domain.
Haisen studied Confucianism under Koga Seiri.
In 1811, at Tsushima Island, Haisen achieved distinction by conversating in Kanshi poems with the emissary from Korea.
Later, Haisen became a professor of the Kodo-Kan School of Saga Domain.
He was good at making Kanji poems and drawing Bamboos in the Suiboku painting method (=depict objects using only Japanese brush and black Sumi ink).
He deceased in the previous year of the Meiji Restoration at the age of 81.

Signature & Seal
Part of Painting
Japanese Paper, 128 x 46 cm ( 50.4 x 18 inches )
Silk, 208 x 61 cm ( 82 x 24 inches )
Roller End Material
Ebony Wood
Wood Box

This scroll may have been re-mounted.
There are some folds.
There are stains to some extent on the painting part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is so-so.
Although, bamboo are drawn simply and tastefully using Japanese Fude brush and black Sumi ink.
A Kanji poem is also written at the top.

Take Bamboo drawn with Sumi black ink.
San Kanji Poem & Rakkan Signature
San Kanji Poem & Signature
Japanese Suiboku Bamboo
Kakemono End made of Shitan Ebony Wood
Roller End
In Kakemono Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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