Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)
Late 18th/early 19th century
Kakejiku, in sumi on paper, painted with a typical portrayal of the deified Sugawara no Michizane as a bearded tenjin going abroad to China, standing in Chinese robes and wearing a stylised scholar's cap, holding a flowering plum branch, with an inscription above (roughly translating: the fragrance of a plum branch in the sleeve of the Lord, reaches even to China when the Spring wind blows); signed Gai [...] with seal; with wood storage box. 83.5cm x 23.3cm (32 7/8in x 9 1/8in). (2).