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Calligraphy of poem by Su Shi in semi-cursive and regular scripts

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14th century, Mu Lin (b. 1345 - d. 1392), Prince of Ch'ien-ning. Juan 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.

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Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, about 1189–94


23.9 x 25.1 cm (9 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink on silk