Poem by Zeng Gong in running-standard script

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Bada Shanren 八大山人 (朱耷) (1626-1705)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1697
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 26 x 51.6 cm (10 1/4 x 20 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art.
Collection
Shao F. Wang collection
Accession Number
F1998.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Album leaves

Keywords
China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shao F. Wang collection, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1997
Wang Fangyu (1913-1997), to 1997 [1]

To 1998
Shao F. Wang, New York and Short Hills, NJ, by descent, to 1998

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Shao F. Wang in 1998

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 3, Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, May 7, 1998, and Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, August 18, 1998, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Shao F. Wang
Wang Fangyu 1913-1997

Label

This double album leaf contains a poem, titled The Landscape Screen, by the Northern Song-dynasty scholar-official Zeng Gong (1019-1083), who was highly regarded as a prose writer but whose poetry is generally less well known. As with many of the texts Bada Shanren chose to quote, the topic of landscape painting and the theme of reclusion were apparently his primary points of interest in the poem. Variants often appear in Zeng Gong's preserved writings; however, Bada Shanren's version of this poem contains discrepancies beyond those found in standard printed sources, significantly altering the meaning and flow of the text.

Published References
  • 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. 244-251.
  • 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. 11, pp. 70-73.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum