Calligraphy in standard script

Artist: Yan Xishan (1883-1960)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, 1956
Ink on paper
H x W: 87.5 x 37.8 cm (34 7/16 x 14 7/8 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, Modern period (1912 - present), standard script

From the mid-1950s to 2001
Private collector, acquired in the mid-1950s [1]

From 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by a private collector in 2001


[1] The donor acquired this object while he was working in the American Embassy [Taipei] in the mid-1950s (according to Provenance Remark 1, Joseph Chang, June 12, 2001, in the object record. All three works of calligraphy [S2001.26, S2001.27.1-2, S2001.28] given by the donor were created either for him or for his family members (see Curatorial Remark 1, Joseph Chang, June 12, 2001).

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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