Calligraphy of a Chinese Poem

Ōbaku Dokuryū, Chinese, 1596 - 1672

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
Late 17th century

Medium:
Ink on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
Image: 49 x 20 3/4 inches (124.5 x 52.7 cm) Mount: 70 3/4 x 24 5/8 inches (179.7 x 62.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2003-29-1

Credit Line:
Bequest of Elizabeth Prior Denis, 2003

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Öbaku Dokuryü was a noted calligrapher and poet in his native China before he emigrated to Japan in 1653 to join the Öbaku Zen temple Mampuki-ji, near Kyoto, Japan. His elegant and flowing calligraphy style strongly influenced his Japanese literati contemporaries.