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Calligraphy of a quatrain in cursive script

second quarter of the 14th century

Ban Weizhi, Chinese, early 14th century Chinese


Dimensions

26.3 x 24.3 cm (10 3/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.901

Medium or Technique

Ink on silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Calligraphy

Provenance

Juan Yuan (b. 1764 - d. 1849). By about 1900, Wanyan Jingxian [see note 1];1912, sold by Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928) 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