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Calligraphy of a poem by Huangfu Ran in regular script

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Provenance

cJuan Yuan (b. 1764 - d. 1849). By about 1900, Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928), Beijing [see note 1];1912, sold by Wanyan Jingxian to Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1912) NOTES: [1] According to a statement in his own painting catalogue, Wanyan Jingxian lost this object (part of an album, MFA accession nos. 12.889 - 12.901) during the Boxer Rebellion, but recovered it shortly thereafter.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, second quarter of the 13th century

Dimensions

24 x 25.6 cm (9 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.890

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on silk

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Calligraphy