Pair of hanging scrolls with poetry couplet in oracle-bone script

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Maker(s)
Artist: Dong Zuobin (1895-1963)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, Early-mid-20th century
Medium
Ink on paper with silk backing
Dimensions
H x W: 130.5 x 22 cm (51 3/8 x 8 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Anonymous gift in honor of Kent H. and Scott N. Redford
Accession Number
S2001.27.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, couplet, Modern period (1912 - present), oracle-bone script, poems, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

From mid-1950s to 2001
Private collection, Washington D.C., acquired in the mid-1950s in Taipei. [1]

From 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of anonymous donor, Washington D.C. [2]

Notes:

[1] The painting was acquired in the mid-1950s while the donor was working in the American Embassy [Taipei]. According to notes from Joseph Chang dated June 12, 2001, the painting was created either for the donor or for his family members by Dong Zubin. See also Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Ralph Hubbard Redford American, 1916 - 2013

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

Copyright with artist