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Poem in running script

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early to mid-19th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Hanging scroll; ink on gold-flecked paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 164.5 x 40.7 cm (64 3/4 x 16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1997.52
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1997.52

Object Details

  • Artist

    Ruan Yuan (1764-1849)
  • Provenance

    To 1997
    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (born 1929), New York City, to 1997
    From 1997
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in 1997 [1]
    Notes:
    [1] The total gift from the Ellsworth collection consists of nearly three-hundred objects (F1997.42-.85 and F1998.83-294).
    All Chinese calligraphy in the proposed gift were published in Mr. Ellsworth's Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950 vol. 3 (New York: Random House, 1986) (see Curatorial Note 2, Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, May 19, 1998, in the object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Brushing the Past: Later Chinese Calligraphy from the Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (April 30, 2000 to January 2, 2001)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
  • Type

    Calligraphy
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