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Couplet in Clerical Script
  • Zhai Yunsheng
    born: Donglai (present-day Yexian), Shandong province, China ; active: China
  • Couplet in Clerical Script, early-mid 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 112.6 x 23 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 44 5/16 x 9 1/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: 134.6 x 32 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 53 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. William P. Fenn
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0169.b
Label Text

Pair of calligraphic scrolls. Couplet of one line six characters calligraphy. Currently framed.

Translation: Chai Yun-sheng of Wen-ch'uan. I often remind myself to be helpful to people, but am always ashamed of being a burden to others.