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Poem on Growing Old

Artist:
Wang Ao (Chinese, 1450–1524)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on gold-patterned paper
Dimensions:
6 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (17.1 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.49
Not on view
Inscription: Artist's inscription and signature (14 columns in cursive script)

一編授我眼差遲,樹老應無卻少囗。
爐内丹砂雖有術,鏡中白髮甚如期。
本來面目今忘我,過去光陰竟屬誰。
睫在眼前人不見,後去當復賴告知。
碧山翁

Artist’s seal

濟之

Collectors’ seals

Gu Luofu 顧洛阜 (John M. Crawford Jr., 1913–1988)
顧洛阜
漢光閣

Pan Zhengwei 潘正煒 (1791–1850)
季彤心賞
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