attrib. Zhao Shigang

(China 1874 – 1945)

Square shoushan stone seal

Location
Not on display
Further information

The phrase composed of 7 characters come from a poem by Zhao Shixiu (1170-1219), native of Yongjia (today's Wenzhou of Zhejiang province), and the eighth generation of grandson of Emperor Song Taizu. [《和人韵赠北山僧》又得相逢閑寺裏,凡人多笑太无营。谁知见事心先懒,未说寻幽足已轻。二月春风添树色,一山夜雨失泉声。谢师更作重眠约,来往云消两日晴].

The side inscriptions include the carver's name Shigang, which can be Zhao Shigang (1874-1945), well-known painter, calligrapher, seal carver, educator and expert on ancient scripts.

Place of origin
China
Year
1938
Media
Sculpture
Medium
carved shoushan stone
Dimensions
2.5 x.3.7 x 3.6 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
Accession number
36.2020