Couplet in cursive script

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid-late 15th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 183.4 x 91.5 cm (72 3/16 x 36 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Chen Xianzhang ( 1428-1500)
  • Description

    Poem of fourteen characters in ink on paper. Signature of two characters. One seal. Part of original paper missing at lower left corner, the rest worn and cracked. Panel.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Edith L. Drake
    American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement (Founded 1920s)
  • Provenance

    To 1945
    Mrs. Edith Drake, Chicago, Illinois. [1]
    American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement, Chicago, Illinois. [2]
    From 1945
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from the American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement, Chicago, Illinois. [3]
    [1] See object file. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, “owned by Mrs. Drake Tonying acted as agent”.
    [2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [3] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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