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明 佚名(仿)吳育 新安汪氏譜牒 卷
Portrait of a Member and Record of the Wang Family

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Artist:
after Wu Yu (Chinese, 1004–1058)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; calligraphy, ink on paper; portrait, ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
13 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. (33.3 x 24.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.18.92
Not on view
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (24 columns in standard script, spurious)

唐越國汪公傳
公諱華,新安人。曾泰,祖勳,父僧瑩,皆仕於陳。母鄭氏,至德四年[查無此年]正月十七日夜半,生公,香霧覆三日始散。蚤孤家貧,母挈歸外氏,九嵗為舅牧羊,每出常坐踞磐石,氣使群兒如將帥指揮狀,嘗令群兒曰:“處山澤間,卒遇風雨,尤所庇,盍相與刈苫簷屋。”既又令曰“室成,吾且椎牛以犒若等。”卒取舅牛分食之,牛尾入地中不可拔,既素異之,不深詰。及長,身長九尺,廣顙囗方隆準美髯,不事田業,獨喜晝臥,舅母苦之,抽出其簀,公復寢如初。視有青龍蹲負,由是鄉里驚嘆。年十八,婺源冠起郡將張公募士,公走應募,即日,部兵上道,草木皆為甲,兵寇引退,將士突入府闥,張公懼遁去,人人譟,請於公曰:“張公貪而酷,賞罰不公,欲求攝刺史以鎮一方,非公佈可。”公不得已從焉。公以精兵入宣境,宣守面縛請降,公釋不問,因撫定其民以歸,既而杭、睦、婺、饒等四州相繼皆下,公奄有六州,帶甲十萬,諸將請公宜建王號,公辭再三,乃以吳國稱王,然稟隋正朔為政,嚴肅賞罰,信部内賴以平安者十餘年。唐高祖起,太原公謂群下曰:“日月出矣,爝火不息可乎?”武德四年[621]九月甲子乃籍土地兵民,遣使奉表于唐高祖嘉之,授以方牧,可使持節,總管歙、宣、杭、睦、婺、饒等六州諸軍事,歙州刺史封越國公,食邑三千戶。貞觀二年[628]授左衛白渠府統軍。十七年[643]改忠武將軍右衛積福府折衝都尉。太宗伐遼東,詔為九宮留守。二十三年[649]三月三日薨于長安,享年六十。公初疾,上常勞問賜醫,及薨,賜雜綵十床、黃金百兩、東園祕器恩禮如功臣。永徽二年[651]諸子以公喪還葬歙縣北七里雲郎山。娶錢氏,子八人,建朗,州都督府法曹;璨州,涪州令;達,以功襲越國公;廣遜皆左衛府飛騎尉;逵薛,王府戶曹;爽岐,王府法曹;俊鄭,王府參軍,諸孫皆仕于朝。慶曆五年[1045]正月下浣參知政事樞密院副使吳育撰。


Artist’s seal

Illegible: 1


Frontispiece

Liang Kejia 梁克家(1128–1187), 5 columns in standard script, undated (spurious):

新安汪氏譜牒
尚書左丞儀國公、前賜狀元及第梁克家書。


Colophons (all spurious)

張栻(1133–1180)、朱熹(1130–1200)二題、汪藻(1079–1154)、王信(1137–1194)、劉克莊(1187–1269)、沈該、羅願(1136–1184)、黃由(1150–1225)、袁樞(1131–1205)、閻蒼舒、趙構(1107–1187)二題、文天祥(1236–1283)、許衡(1209–1281)、許月卿(1217–1286)、周必大(1126–1204)、呂午(1179–1255)、陳龍復、楊長孺
[ A. W. Bahr , until 1947; sold to MMA]
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