K242 Three One-Line Calligraphies by Yamaoka Tesshū, Katsu Kaishū, Takahashi Deishū

(right) People of the four seas praise peace!
Brushed by Tesshū Kōhō.
(middle) Worldly affairs with fresh sincerity, secretly make things better!
Kaishū.
(left) Pure and fresh, among the pines, crane red flowers!
Brushed by the layman Deishū.

泥舟居松士書
松軒鶴頭花
海舟
庶務移新誠窮陰孌一陽
鉄舟高歩書
四海人民頌太平
San Shū (三舟):
Yamaoka Tesshū (山岡鉄舟, 1836-1888)
Katsu Kaishū (勝海舟, 1823-1899)
Takahashi Deishū (高橋泥舟, 1835-1903)

K242 set of three hanging scrolls each 194 cm × 48 cm, sumi on paper 136.5 cm × 31.9 cm.

 

The Three Shū often did calligraphy together, but this is perhaps the finest example of their collaboration and technically superior. The brushwork of each piece is outstanding, rich and luminous. The three scrolls are in their original mounting.