Couplet in seal script
1858 - early 20th century
Zhao Shouquan was the stepson of Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884). He was a native of Shaoxing in Zhejiang province and a renowned Shanghai School painter who was considered one of the few 19th century artists who excelled in painting, calligraphy and seal carving.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.