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Title

Square shoushan stone seal with animal finial

20th century


Artist

attrib. Chen Yuzhong (Qiutang)

China

1762 - 1806


About

The phrase composed of four characters has its reference in a poem by a literati scholar of the Song state of the Southern dynasty, Yan yanzhi 颜延之(384-456), entitled 《向常侍》: 向秀甘淡薄,深心托毫素。探道好渊玄,观书鄙章句。
交吕既鸿轩,攀嵇亦凤举。流连河里游,恻怆山阳赋。

A seal bearing the same inscriptions made by Chen Qiutang is published in the collection of eight seal carvers of XiLing, and dated 1788.

1788 印
陳豫鍾(秋堂).廿七歲/為季庚刻〔託興毫素〕正方朱文印。邊款為【乾隆戊申九月既望,為季庚二兄製于蕉石艸廬之南榮,秋堂。】/之27
真微書屋註:«西泠八家印選»註:青田石


Details


Alternative title

傳陳秋堂刻壽山石古獸鈕方章


Place where the work was made

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved shoushan stone


Dimensions

7.8 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

50.2020


Artist information

attrib. Chen Yuzhong (Qiutang)

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China