Couplet in running script

Detail of a pattern
Image 1 of 1
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1881
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image, each): 172.8 x 41 cm (68 x 16 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1998.161.1-2
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1998.161.1-2

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Li Hongzhang (1823-1901)
  • Provenance

    To 1998
    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (born 1929), New York City, to 1998
    From 1998
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in 1998 [1]
    Notes:
    [1] All Chinese calligraphy in the gift were published in Mr. Ellsworth's Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950, vol. 3 (New York: Random House, 1986) (according to Curatorial Note 2, Joseph Chang, May 19, 1998, in the object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • 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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