Poem in running-standard script

Artist: Liang Qingbiao (1620-1691)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1685
Ink on satin
H x W (image): 32.2 x 30.7 cm (12 11/16 x 12 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Calligraphy

Album leaf

China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), running-standard script

To ?
Liu Chengchang (1874-1967). [1]

To 1985
Mr. Ho Liu (b. 1917), Falls Church, Virginia, by gift or inheritance from his father, Liu Chengchang (1874-1967). [2]

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mr. Ho Liu, Falls Church, Virginia. [3]


[1] Liu Chengchang acquired the object while he was at Macau. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record for further details.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See document dated December 2, 1985, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Liu Chengchang 1874-1967
Mr. Ho Liu born 1917


Liang Qingbiao—a poet, calligrapher, and high government official—was a renowned collector and connoisseur of painting and calligraphy. Blending standard and running script, the slanted structures within individual characters and the "bony" quality of the brushwork are typical of Liang's style. His eight-line poem congratulates an elderly acquaintance for an honorary title bestowed by the emperor.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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