attrib. Chen Yuzhong (Qiutang)

(China 1762 – 1806)

Square shoushan stone seal with animal finial

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Place of origin
China
Year
20th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Accession number
50.2020