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ZHENG XIE (ZHENG BANQIAO) (1693-1765)
ZHENG XIE (ZHENG BANQIAO) (1693-1765)

Calligraphy

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ZHENG XIE (ZHENG BANQIAO) (1693-1765)
Calligraphy
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
63 7/8 x 34 ¾ in. (162.4 x 88.2 cm.)
Inscribed and signed with four seals of the artist
Provenance
Acquired in Taiwan in 1972.

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Lot Essay

The poetry reads:
Outside the city, where is the foliage most lush?
By the decorated walls where the setting sunlight
flters through the pine forest.
A single note comes from the pure sounding-stone,
and the sky seems like water,
At evening on the river the refection of the
moon is like frost.
The monks are calm at this remote place,
and I often visit,
Floating like a cloud from my government offce;
I am painted when I must depart.
On the trellis are grapes like ten thousand pearls,
The autumn wind must have remembered that
this old man loves to eat them.
Translated by Jonathan Chaves

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