Epitaph for My Nanny in standard script

Artist: Attributed to Wang Xianzhi 王獻之 (344-388)
Colophon: Colophon by Guo Tianxi (ca. 1235-ca. 1302) Colophon by Xu Shouhe (1574-after 1646) Colophon by Zhao Mengfu 趙孟頫 (1254-1322) Colophon by Dong Qichang 董其昌 (1555-1636) Colophon by Chen Conglong (mid-14th century) Transcription by Xu Shouhe (1574-after 1646) Colophon by Hongli, the Qianlong emperor 乾隆帝 (1711-1799)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, inscription: 365; rubbing: early 13th century
Ink on paper
H x W (rubbing): 31 x 29 cm (12 3/16 x 11 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Regents' Collections Acquisition Program
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Calligraphy, Rubbing

Rubbing (mounted as a handscroll)

China, funerary, running-standard script, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)
Provenance research underway.

To learn more about this and similar objects, visit http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/default.asp Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy.

Published References
  • Kohara Hironobu, Fu Shen. To kocho no shoga. 2 vols., Tokyo. vol. 2: pl. 68.
  • 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: pl. 8-14.
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 5, pp. 28-29.
  • Shane McCausland. Zhao Mengfu: Calligraphy and Painting for Khubilai's China. Hong Kong. p. 67, fig. 1.25.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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