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Calligraphy

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Artist:
After Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1599–1652)
Period:
late Ming (1368–1644)–early Qing (1644–1911) dynasty
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on paper
Dimensions:
6 3/8 x 19 7/8 in. (16.2 x 50.5 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.100.78
Not on view
Signature: "Hongshou wrote (this) for the critical opinion (of my) colleague Xianzi"

One artist's seal below the signature which reads: "Chen shi Hongshou"

Inscription: Poem written in Actional Script:

(I) want to compose a lovely song, to
compliment the mountain plum blossoms,
When the snowfall is heaviest, it urges the coming of spring.
In illness, how can one endure the loneliness?
Please wait for the opening (of the fan)
for your illness to go away.
[ John C. Ferguson , 1913; sold to MMA]
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