Tracing copy of the “Elegy for Emperor Taizong of the Tang dynasty”

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Artist: Copy by Yan Cheng (ca. 1540-ca. 1600) Chu Suiliang (596-658)
Colophon: Colophon by Weng Tonghe (1830-1904)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, second half 16th century
Album of six double leaves; ink on paper
H x W (a - image): 29.3 x 22.6 cm (11 9/16 x 8 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Regents' Collections Acquisition Program
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Calligraphy


China, copy, emperor, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Nakata Yujiro, Fu Shen. O-bei shuzo Chugoku hosho meiseki shu [Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy in American and European Collections]. 6 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. vol. 1 and vol. 5: pl. 74.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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