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Calligraphy after Three Texts by Yan Zhenqing

Wang Shu (Chinese, 1688–1743)
Yan Zhenqing (Chinese, 709–785)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
dated 1729
Handscroll in six sections; ink on paper
Image: 13 7/8 x 282 5/8 in. (35.2 x 717.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 14 1/2 x 457 1/8 in. (36.8 x 1161.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Dorothy Graham Bennett, 1986
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Signed: Houxue Wang Shu lin; dated Yongzheng seventy year, ji you, 1729 Frontispiece in zhuan shu (seal script), signed Xuzhou, and with seven seals of the artist, Sui Yuan, Tian Guan Da fu, Shu, Xu Zhou (3 times), Wang Shu Yin (4 times), Gong Shou, and Chang Yi Zi Sun.

Wang Shu wrote comments on Yan Zhenqing and each text.
Wang Nanping (until d. 1985; his sale at Sotheby’s, New York, Fine Chinese Paintings from the Yuzhai (Jade Studio) collection, December 5, 1985, lot 57, to MMA)
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