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Poem

Artist:
Chen Yuansu (Chinese, active late 16th century)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on gold paper
Dimensions:
6 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (17.5 x 53 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.77
Not on view
Signature: Signed, undated, two artist's seals

Inscription:
The sun's last glow, glancing off the
river, shimmers on the cliff;
Trees nestled now by floating clouds,
the village itself no longer seen.
[Trans. Marc F. Wilson/ Kuan S. Wong], Du shi jingchuan (Taipei, 1968 ed), p. 514.

The fourteen characters of the text form the third and fourth lines of the poem "Evening Reflections" [Fan zhao] by the Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712–770).

Marking: Collector's seal: John M. Crawford, Jr.
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