Model Letters from the Chunhua Pavilion, volume 2

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Various artists
Historical period(s)
Song dynasty, engraving: 992; rubbing 12th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (cover): 34.1 x 13.1 cm (13 7/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1980.202b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy, Rubbing
Type

Rubbing (book)

Keywords
China, rubbing, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), standard script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Nancy Cheng

Label

The second volume of Rubbing of Model Letters from the Chunhua Pavilion contains works of calligraphy by or attributed to famous officials of previous periods, including these three in small-standard script thought to be the work of Zhong You (151–230) of the Three Kingdoms period (220–280). Some scholars believe the six works in volume two that are attributed to Zhong are actually copies made by Wang Xizhi, the Calligraphy Sage (circa 303–361). For centuries calligraphers have copied and admired Zhong’s small-standard script for its subtle appearance and serene presentation.

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Published References
  • A Legacy of the Song Imperial Archives: The 1010th Anniversary of the Chunhua Ge Model Letters. Hong Kong. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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