Hsiao I Seizes the Lan-t'ing Calligraphy


TAIWAN, CHINESE NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM PTG; Section 1; opc 7.890; Hsiao I chuan Lan-t'ing t'u; ARTIST; Yen Li-pen (died. 673); PERIOD; T'ang 618-906; T9-1; MATTER; MATERIAL Ink and color on silk; FORMAT Handscroll (3 sections) Pictorial 10 13/16 in. x 25 1/2; Callig. 10 13/16 in. x 93 11/16; SEALS 27; INSCRIPTION; COLOPHON Yes (i) A not dated (i) B 1192 (i) C 1475 (i) D - 1731 (not photo'd); REMARKS Pictorial 27.4 cm. x 64.7 cm.; Callig. - 27.4 cm. x 238 cm.; * Hsiao I was a T'ang dynasty official sent by T'ang T'ai-tsung (the first T'ang emperor) to find the famous calligraphy by Wang Hsi-chih (307 - 365) which he wrote on the occasion of a famous gathering of friends at the Lan (orchid) Pavilion.; G SHU HUA LU # THI 225(105); ARCHIVE #2604-2611 (5 color slides)

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