Couplet in clerical-standard script

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Maker(s)
Artist: Li Ruiqing (1867-1920)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, early 20th century
Medium
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image, each): 186.6 x 51.8 cm (73 7/16 x 20 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
F1998.179.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scrolls (pair)

Keywords
China, clerical-standard script, couplet, Modern period (1912 - present), 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 3, Joseph Chang, May 19, 1998, in the object record).

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. .
  • 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. 256-261.
  • Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950., 1st edition. New York. pp. 301-2, 133.
  • et. al. Chinese Calligraphy. The Culture and Civilization of China New Haven and Beijing. p. 388, pl. 8.6.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum