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Poem in Cursive Script

Artist:
Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
ca. 1622–25
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 64 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. (164.8 x 49.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 98 1/2 x 25 5/8 in. (250.2 x 65.1 cm) Overall with knobs: 98 1/2 x 29 5/8 in. (250.2 x 75.2 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.500.3
Not on view
Signature: Poem reads:
Airy pavilions, moist balustrade, close on the spring stream,
Just a stretch of plain and hill with grass and trees to match,
My heart is joyous at the gate, all cares are gone;
Only let the fishermen seek each other here.
Douglas Dillon , New York (until 1979; donated to MMA)
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