The Bronze Stove of the Qi’an Palace

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Zhai Yunsheng (1776-1860)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Early-mid 19th century
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 128.8 x 32.1 cm (50 11/16 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Collection
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection
Accession Number
F1997.54
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, clerical script, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection, seal script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014

Label

This transcription refers to a bronze incense burner made in 58 B.C.E., with its size, weight, maker, and serial number all specifically stated. Some of the thirty-seven characters are clearly written in seal script, but most are rendered in clerical script, which is recognized by the horizontal and slant strokes that end with a heavy downsweep. Together they provide a fine example of the stylistic transition from seal to clerical scripts.

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

Copyright with museum