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Inscription: Great virtue comes from forebearance,sincerity comes from a mind free from deception.To the right of the couplet Zhao has added a dedication:"I wrote this seal script at cousin Ziyu's request and beg for his correction"To the left is his signature:"Seventh month of the dingmao year of the Tongzhi [reign era] (1867), Zhao Zhiqian"Following the signature Zhao has impressed his seal: Zhao Zhiqian yinBeneath Zhao's seal is a second seal, belonging to an unidentified collector: Ge xian shizhong yiqie bao; xiangzhong miaohua louge yunA titlestrip on each scroll was added by Bai Qianshen (born 1955) in the spring of the renshen year (1992).
Christie's, New York , December 4, 1989, lot 171, to Smith ; Judith G. and F Randall Smith , New York (1989–2000; donated to MMA)
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