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近代 林紓 驢背行吟圖 扇面
Chanting on Donkey-back

Artist:
Lin Shu (Chinese, 1852–1924)
Date:
dated 1919
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
7 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. (19.4 x 56.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.116
Not on view
The poem Lin inscribed on this fan reads:

As one travels year after year, youth is spent.
One is homesick with each backward glance at the setting sun.
Sometimes at leisure, one can chant a poem.
Why not take a ride when the willow blooms?

[Trans. from Ellsworth et al, Later Chinese Painting]
Signature: Weiluo Lin Shu
Dated early summer 1919

Artist's seal: Weiluo (square, red characters)

Artist's inscription, poem, four lines with seven-character meter:
As one travels year after year, youth is spent.
One is homesick with each backward glance at the setting sun.
Sometimes at leisure one can chant a poem.
Why not take a ride when the willow blooms?

Dedicated to Zhongzhao

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
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