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Title

Square shoushan stone seal with animal finial

20th century

Artist

attrib. Chen Yuzhong (Qiutang)

China

1762 – 1806

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  • 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)

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    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

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    Where the work was made

    China