Excerpt from the “Eulogy of Cai Zhan” in clerical script

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Maker(s)
Artist: He Shaoji (1799-1873)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 19th-late 19th century
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 94.5 x 52.2 cm (37 3/16 x 20 9/16 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
F1997.58
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1997
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014), New York, NY. [1]

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, New York, NY. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014

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. 69.
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 256-58.
  • Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950., 1st edition. New York. pp. 275, 71.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum