The Philosopher & The Tortoise: Charming 20th century Chinese watercolour
A most charming and sensitively executed 20th century Chinese watercolour painting of a philosopher communing with a tortoise.
Signed with three red seals and calligraphy descriptive of the subject matter. The aged philosopher is addressing the tortoise and reflecting on the fact that the terrapin is almost as slow as he is. He observes that one’s speed in life is irrelevant and that man and tortoise are bound together in an imperfect world.