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Title

Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design

20th century


Artist

attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)

China

1781 - 1860


About

The phrase composed of six characters is from a poem by Tao Qian (365-427):
«晉‧陶潛‧歸去來兮辭»:「悅親戚之情話,樂琴書以消憂。

The name of Cixian in the side inscription suggests the seal might have been carved by Zhao Zhichen (1781 - 1822), native of Qiantang of Zhejiang province, who is considered to be one of the famous eight Xiling seal carvers.


Details


Alternative title

傳趙之琛刻壽山石山水薄意方章


Place where the work was made

China


Cultural origin

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved Shoushan stone


Dimensions

6.8 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

57.2020


Artist information

attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China