Title: Eggplants and poem
Hanging scroll: Fan painting; Ink; Paper
Dimensions: Overall: 6 5/8 x 21 1/16 inches (16.8 x 53.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
Object Number: 2000.136.002
Inscribed and signed: "Although I am an eggplant, I would not lose against an oval face (i.e a melon), I would not let myself be oiled, let myself be skewered. In spite of the skewer, in spite of the oil, (my) color would remain dark, even when I am smeared with miso
Painted by Kaho in early autumn in Kanoe, sheep year of Showa (1930).
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