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明 文徵明 致丈人吳愈書 冊頁
Letter to the Artist's Father-in-law, Wu Yu

Artist:
Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470–1559)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
ca. 1506–1510
Culture:
China
Medium:
Album leaf; ink on patterned paper
Dimensions:
9 x 12 1/8 in. (22.9 x 30.8 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.59
Not on view
Inscription: Artist's inscription and signature (12 columns in semi-cursive script)

西南萬里是龍湖,送子榮乘五馬車。
荒服可行惟信義,夷情易擾在寬舒。
道存何惜辭,請禁訟蕳還堪讀舊書。若過敍南逢父老,為言老守尚如初。命作顧馬湖 [1] 送行詩,舟中牽課數語附吳定寄上,乞自改定登冊,連日重溷舘傳,愧感之餘就此申謝。小婿壁頓首上外舅大人先生尊丈。

Inscription on the calligraphy

Zhang Zhao 張照 (1691–1745) , 1 column in semi-cursive script, undated:

此與雪詩俱先生少時筆,然其功力已是趙仲穆、子俊幾行矣。照記。

Collectors' seals

Bo Chengliang 柏成梁 (19th c.)
柏成梁印
石公珍賞

Gu Luofu 顧洛阜 (John M. Crawford Jr., 1913–1988)
漢光閣主顧洛阜鑑藏中國古代書畫之章

Unidentified
鶴峰
______________________
[1] 顧馬湖,即顧潛(1471–1534),字孔昭,江蘇崐山人。弘治九年(1496)進士,官至直隷提學御史,以伉直忤尚書劉宇,宇讒之劉瑾,出為馬湖知府,未任,罷歸。工詩文,俱平正樸實,不事修飾。著 《靜觀堂集》 十四卷
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