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Poem

Artist:
After Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
17th century or later
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on gold paper
Dimensions:
6 11/16 x 20 1/2 in. (17.0 x 52.1 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.100.72
Not on view
Signature: "After the rhyme of Director Wang's poem on an ink imprint of the image of Buddha. Qichang"

One artist's seal below the signature, reading "Xuanzai"

Inscription: Poem written in Actional script:

Cut off half of the water of the Wusong River;
The hills of the immortals appear before the window.
The bold sound of the reed flute is the tongue of the Buddha;
Is not the Emperor's flag the pennant of Buddhist virtue?
[ John C. Ferguson , 1913; sold to MMA]
Honolulu Academy of Arts. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," January 16, 1982–February 16, 1982.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," June 22, 1982–August 22, 1982.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," 1982.

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," 1983.

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