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

行楷蘇軾詩句 團扇 (宋孝宗)

Chinese
Southern Song dynasty
about 1189–94
Emperor Xiaozong (Chinese, 1127–1194, ruled 1162–1189)


Dimensions

Image: 23.6 x 25 cm (9 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.) Other (Mat): 45.7 x 45.7 cm (18 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

12.892

Medium or Technique

Ink on silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Calligraphy

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund