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

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Maker(s)
Artist: Wu Xizai 吳熙載 (1799-1870)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1865
Medium
Set of four hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image, each): 146.5 x 38 cm (57 11/16 x 14 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1986.11a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scrolls

Keywords
Buddhism, China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), seal script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Ms. Lily Tai

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Joseph Chang, Stephen Allee. Brushing the Past: Later Chinese Calligraphy from the Gift of Robert Haftield Ellsworth. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 93.
  • 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.
  • Sekai bijutsu zenshu (A Complete Collection of World Art). 40 vols., Tokyo, 1960-1966. pp. 42-43.
  • Shodo Zenshu. 27 vols., Tokyo. pp. 42-43.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum