Pair of hanging scrolls with poetry couplet in oracle-bone script

Artist: Dong Zuobin (1895-1963)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, Early-mid-20th century
Ink on paper with silk backing
H x W: 130.5 x 22 cm (51 3/8 x 8 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Anonymous gift in honor of Kent H. and Scott N. Redford
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

China, couplet, Modern period (1912 - present), oracle-bone script, poems, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

From mid-1950s to 2001
Private collection, Washington DC, acquired in the mid-1950s in Taipei. [1]

From 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of anonymous donor, Washington DC [2]


[1] The painting was acquired in the mid-1950s while the donor was working in the American Embassy [Taipei]. According to notes from Joseph Chang dated June 12, 2001, the painting was created either for the donor or for his family members by Dong Zubin. See also Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Ralph Hubbard Redford 1916-2013

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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