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Auction:
2512
Lot:
863
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$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2512
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 26, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Calligraphy, Wang Jiqian (C.C. Wang) (1907-2003), cursive script on ink-washed paper, after Zhou Bangyan's (1056-1121) poem "Huan Xi Sha--Lou Shang Qing Tian Bi Si Chui", two seals, unmounted, 27 x 26 1/2 in.

N.B. Text can be roughly translated as, "From upstairs I see the blue sky as a canopy hanging down from all directions, in front of the house fragrant grass extends away until it reaches the distant horizon, I advise you not to climb to the highest level for the view; the tiny bamboo shoots have already grown into tall and slender bamboo, blossoms have fallen on the earth and blended into the swallow's nests, how can I bear listening to the melancholy sound of the cuckoos?"
Estimate $700-900

Fairly good condition.

Keywords

Wang Jiqian, Huan Xi Sha, Lou Shang Qing Tian Bi, Qing Tian Bi Si Chui, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese characters, Chinese language, Cursive script, Tian, Writing systems

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