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Calligraphy in Cursive Script
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Calligraphy in Cursive Script

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Description Shen Zengzhi was an administrator, historian, poet, and calligrapher with a highly individual style. His poem reads: I think of flower petals falling into the clear water of the river, Lingering there in the east as if there was all the time in the world. The river becomes excited. At nightfall the ducks return. There's a ferryman's boat in the vast landscape, As the sun descends behind autumn hills. Far away, in the dusk, boats are sailing. I return home, relaxed and content.
Provenance Sale, Christie's, New York, December 2, 1992, lot 81; Walters Art Museum, 1992, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] Meishou; [Date] 7th month of the renxu year (1922); [Seal] two seals of the artist: Zeng Zhi yin, Hai Ri Lou
Credit Museum purchase, 1992

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ink on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 51 3/4 x W: 26 in. (131.5 x 66 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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