Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on gold paper
6 11/16 x 20 1/2 in. (17.0 x 52.1 cm)
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
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?
Artist: Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636)Date: 17th century, probably after 1625Medium: Album of eight paintings and eight calligraphies; ink, gold and color on gold-flecked paperAccession: 1989.372a–hOn view in:Not on view