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Calligraphy


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description An important government official and poet, Qian Feng [Ch'ien Feng] is remembered for his courage in speaking out against corruption in high places. Here, he as written that Sima Guang [Ssu-ma Kuang] (1019-1086), a Song-dynasty historian and conservative politician, had inscribed these words at the top of a mountain: "The secret of mountain climbing is to walk slowly, so that you will not tire, and to put down your feet on level spots, so that you will not stumble. This one should know."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/1993Treatmentloss compensation; stabilized
1/01/1997Examinationexamined for condition
10/02/1999Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance Sale, Christie's, New York, December 2, 1992, no. 64; Walters Art Museum, 1992, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] Feng; [Seal] Three seals of the artist; [Seal] one collector's seal
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the W. Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund, 1992

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Period
1740-1795
Medium
ink on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.181
Measurements
H: 48 1/2 x W: 16 9/16 in. (123.2 x 42 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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