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Subject:Need help Translate
Posted By: John Miller Fri, Nov 09, 2018 IP: 2601:204:cf80:212e:8

I need help translate the kanji on this drawing. Thank you so much in advance.

Subject:Re: Need help Translate
Posted By: I.Nagy Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Inscription on the fringe,
之曰 迷油鼡却失欺人
之曰 身着淡丈未脱野狐身
Some says -The form of insipid man who deceives people
with miracle oil which was made of mouse fat still unable to change into wild fox*
つめ狐 - Fox in a tight corner
月僊 - Gessen

Prpobably Tanke Genzui (art-name; Gessen) 1741-1809
Nagoya born Middle Edo period painter

*Allusion to a Zen Buddhist story of a monk who after denying that enlightened person falls into cause and effect, was turned into wild fox five hundred life times.

With regards,
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