attrib. Zhang Yuan (Daqian)

(China 1899 – 1930)

Square shoushan stone seal in a box with qilin design in relief

Location
Not on display
Further information

The phrase "huan wo du shu yan" (return my reading eyes) comes from Northern Song dyansty poet Huang Tingjian (1045-1105)'s poem 《子瞻以子夏丘明见戏聊复戏答》: 化工见弹太早计,端为失明能著书。迩来似天会事发,泪睫见光犹陨珠。喜公新赐紫琳腴,上清虚皇对久如。请天还我读书眼,愿载轩辕讫鼎湖。

Zhuang Yuan is one of the names of Chinese master Zhang Daqian (1899 - 1983).Da Feng Tang is the name of Zhang's studio.

Place of origin
China
Year
20th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
carved tianhuang stone
Dimensions
overall box: 3.7 x 7.0 x.7.0 cm; lid: 2.0 cm (h), base: 2.5 cm (h); seal: 2.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
Accession number
48.2020