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Ensō
  • Gohō Sōgyō
    1751–1838
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
    Chūhō Sōu
    1760–1838
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Ensō, late 1700s–early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 31 x 53 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/16 x 20 7/8 in
    Mount Dimensions: 112.3 x 61.2 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 44 3/16 x 24 1/8 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0592
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Ensō was rendered on the right side of the scroll. Beside it is an inscription possibly written by Gohō Sōgyō護峰宗行, who was a monk from Daitokuji.