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One-line calligraphy by Mokuan: "The fruit ripens by itself" (Mokuan ichigyô sho: ke ka jizen na[ru])

Signed

Ôbaku Mokuan sho 黄檗木庵書

Marks

3 seals (see unicode) 右上:臨濟正伝三十三世 (5.6 x 2.6cm) 下:木庵氏 (2.5 x 2.5cm; (不明)(2.6 x 2.6cm)

Provenance

1970 purchased by the Museum from Shibunkaku, Kyoto

Credit Line

Helen S. Coolidge Fund

Japanese, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century

Accession Number

1970.384b

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink on silk

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Calligraphy