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清 汪恭 摹趙孟頫肖像 軸
Copy of a Portrait of Zhao Mengfu

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Artist:
Formerly attributed to Wang Gong (Chinese, active early 19th century)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
25 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (63.8 x 30.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.3
Not on view
Signature: Artist's seal: Zhuping (square, red characters).

Inscription: Inscription by Wang Wenzhi (poem, eight lines, seven-character meter):

It seems that continued devogion to the Emperor is no longer required.
I dream of clouds and water in an idyllic life.
Laozi and Feizi cannot be reconciled.
The Qi people were always lauded by the Qu people.
I have not washed my hat since sharing the fisherman's life.
I hate to dress to call on the Duyou.
This year I am going to change
And become as free and unrestrained as a gull.

Dated the seventh day of the first month, 1298. Zhao Mengfu.

致君澤物已無由,夢想田園雲水頭。
老子難同非子傳,齊人終困楚人咻。
濯纓久判從漁父,束帶不堪見督郵。
凖擬今年棄官去,百無拘繫似沙鷗。
大德二年正月八日,趙孟頫自題。

Marking: Calligrapher's seal: Wangshi Yuqing (square, red characters)

Collectors' seals"
1. Authenticated by Lianshu (square, red characters)
2. Authentic seal of Haiyang Sunshi
Lianshu's cheerished calligraphy and painting (square, red characters)
3. Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection

王氏禹卿
竹坪
蓮叔審定
海陽孫氏蓮叔珍賞書畫印信
安思遠藏
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth , New York, until 1986; donated to MMA
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