Excerpt from a Letter by Wang Xianzhi in cursive script

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Maker(s)
Artist: Wu Xizai 吳熙載 (1799-1870)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid-19th century
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 140.1 x 36.5 cm (55 1/8 x 14 3/8 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
F1998.129
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll

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

To 1998
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (born 1929), New York City, to 1998

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in 1998 [1]

Notes:

[1] All Chinese calligraphy in the gift were published in Mr. Ellsworth's Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950, vol. 3 (New York: Random House, 1986) (according to Curatorial Note 2, Joseph Chang, May 19, 1998, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014

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

Copyright with museum