Excerpt from the “Preface to the Sacred Teachings” in seal script

Artist: Wu Xizai 吳熙載 (1799-1870)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1865
Set of four hanging scrolls; ink on paper
H x W (image, each): 146.5 x 38 cm (57 11/16 x 14 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scrolls (set of four)

Buddhism, China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), seal script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Shodo Zenshu. 27 vols., Tokyo. vol. 14: pp. 42-43.
  • Sekai bijutsu zenshu [A Complete Collection of World Art]. 40 vols., Tokyo, 1960-1966. pp. 42-43.
  • Joseph Chang, Quianshen Bai, Catalogue by Stephen Allee. In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the Bequest of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 6, pp. 50-51.
  • Thomas Lawton, Joseph Chang, Stephen Allee. Brushing the Past: Later Chinese Calligraphy from the Gift of Robert Haftield Ellsworth. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 93.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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