An image of Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design

attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)

(China 1781 – 1860)

Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
China
Cultural origin
China
Year
20th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Accession number
57.2020