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近代 姚華 清供 軸
Still Life

Artist:
Yao Hua (Chinese, 1876–1930)
Date:
early 20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
52 1/8 x 12 7/8 in. (132.4 x 32.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.138
Not on view
Signature: Artist's seal: Yao Hua (square, white characters)

Inscription: Poem, four lines, five-character meter, written by Zhang Daqian:
A lamp lights the paper window.
Sleepless, one opens a book to read
And reminisce about a loved one in a far-away place
Who savored this desolate autumnal mood.

Marking: Calligrapher's seals:1. Seal of Zhang Yuan (square white characters)
2. Daqian (square, red characters)

Collectors' seals: 1. Cherished collection of Longshang Weng Shi Youting (rectangular white characters)
2. Infatuated with calligraphy and painting after the age of independence (rectangular red characters)
3. Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
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