Part of a set. See all set records
Album leaf; ink on silk
Image: 25.1 x 25.3 cm (9 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.); with mat: 33.3 x 40.5 cm (13 1/8 x 15 15/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1961.421.2
Emperor Lizong of the Song dynasty reigned for 40 years, but had little interest in governmental affairs. Instead he was perhaps the finest calligrapher among the Song emperors. His handwriting is distinguished by angular strokes and well-spaced characters. The two lines composed by Tang poet Wang Wei (701–about 761), reads from right to left: “I walk unto where waters end—And sit down to watch when clouds arise.”
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.