five large, bold characters; two red seals at left edge above bottom character

Peaceful Words, second half 17th century

Setsuzan employs two formal elements of calligraphic composition—varied spacing between the characters, and heavy brushwork—to express a bold rhythm;.

廉字福已大
With peaceful words, good fortune is already great
(Trans. Stephen Addiss)

Details
Title
Peaceful Words
Artist Life
1636 - 1697
Role
Calligrapher
Accession Number
2013.63.9
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five large, bold characters; two red seals at left edge above bottom character