Edo period, 1759
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
23.7 x 34.1 cm (9 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
Ex Coll.: Okamoto Kōhei, Kanagawa Prefecture
Congratulations Master Kakō on your continued health. I have been ill recently. The painting entitled “Kyūjo” [Nine Similarities]
has been completed and I deeply apologize for taking so long. Dainen [Kan Tenju]
has returned. Now that I finished this painting, I can begin a fan painting. Will be able to make one more fan painting as you request. Hope it makes you happy. / Sincerely yours, / On the eleventh day of the sixth month. / [P. S.] To Mrs. Itō Kakō, I will arrange Master Kakō’s trip to Kyoto.
To Itō Kakō, great teacher, from Ikeno Shūhei, sincerely bowing before the jade bench.