Four Han Dynasty Stele Inscriptions in clerical script

This set of four hanging scrolls forms a screen. The calligraphy on each hanging scroll is in clerical script and was based on a different individual stele dating from the Han dynasty. Lu Hui identified the stele at the end of each scroll.

Maker(s)
Artist: Lu Hui (1851-1920)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, 1914
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image, each): 128.5 x 31.5 cm (50 9/16 x 12 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1985.21a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scrolls (set of four)

Keywords
China, clerical script, Modern period (1912 - present), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

This set of four hanging scrolls forms a screen. The calligraphy on each hanging scroll is in clerical script and was based on a different individual stele dating from the Han dynasty. Lu Hui identified the stele at the end of each scroll.

Inscription(s)

Only the last scroll was signed by Lu Hui, but each each scroll bears his seals:

I. Lu Hui zhi-yin

II. Lu Hui shi ci hua zuan li zhen

III. Lianfu

IV. Wujiang Lu Hui zhang, Lianfu

The seal on the second scroll indicates Lu Hui was confident of his achievements in all of the following art forms: poetry, prose-poem, painting, seal script, clerical script, and standard script.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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