Poem in running-cursive script

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 249.7 x 56.5 cm (98 5/16 x 22 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Mi Wanzhong (1570-1628)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Qunyuzhai Li Family
    Christie's (New York)
  • Provenance

    Li Family Qunyuzhai Collection. [1]
    From 1992
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, “Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Li Family Qunyuzhai,” Christie’s, New York, Dec 2, 1992, lot no. 31, “Running and Cursive Script Calligraphy”. [2]
    [1] The hanging scroll was from the Li Family Qunyuzhai Collection, when Freer Gallery of Art purchased it from Christie’s, New York. See Christie’s auction catalog, “Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Li Family Qunyuzhai,”Christie’s, New York, Dec 2, 1992, lot no. 31, “Running and Cursive Script Calligraphy”. According to Dr. Shen C. Y. Fu’s notes, Mr. Li Qiyan (1919-1984) “was active as a collector primarily in the 1950s and early/mid 60s and acquired the vast bulk of his collection prior to his illness in 1969.” See document dated November 23, 1992, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. For further details on Mr. Li Qiyan's biography see the above mentioned auction catalog.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the B.Y. Lam Foundation Fund
  • Type

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