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[Poem]

The text for this pair of scrolls is based on phrases from the Song poet Su Shi, who is also known by his sobriquet Dong Po (1037–1101). Kang was a Chinese scholar, calligrapher, prominent political thinker, and reformer of the Qing dynasty. It is also clear from his calligraphy that he made a close study of ancient seal script.

Kang Youwei
Chinese, 1858‒1927
[Poem]
19th‒20th century
Ink on paper
59 x 15 in. (149.9 x 38.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler, 2014.68 A, B