(鉄舟徳済; d. 1366)
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
72.2 x 37 cm (28 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.)
Ex Coll.: Fukuoka Kōtei
by Tesshū Tokusai (d. 1366)
The Chu River runs a hundred thousand miles. / I think of you every now and then after our parting. / I wonder under the aloof orchids / how the two comparable to the national fragrance are faring.
An inscription for my own painting.
1. The Chu River is an alternative name for the Yangzi River.
2. “National fragrance” is a byname of orchid.