Pair of hanging scrolls with poetry couplet in oracle-bone script

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    Early-mid-20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on paper with silk backing
  • Dimension

    H x W: 130.5 x 22 cm (51 3/8 x 8 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Dong Zuobin (1895-1963)
  • Previous custodian or owner

  • Provenance

    From mid-1950s to 2001
    Private collection, Washington DC, acquired in the mid-1950s in Taipei. [1]
    From 2001
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of anonymous donor, Washington DC [2]
    [1] The painting was acquired in the mid-1950s while the donor was working in the American Embassy [Taipei]. According to notes from Joseph Chang dated June 12, 2001, the painting was created either for the donor or for his family members by Dong Zubin. See also Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in honor of Kent H. and Scott N. Redford
  • Type

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