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Chinese Literati

"Chinese Literati"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8  July 20, 2021 (Tue) - September 5, 2021 (Sun)

Characters for Plaque in Running Script (detail)
By He Shaoji, China, Qing dynasty, 1870 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujirō)

The literati were people who devoted themselves to reading, calligraphy, painting, and other highly valued art forms in China. Their way of life was viewed as an ideal. This exhibition room recreates the studies of the literati, where they created works of calligraphy and painting.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Characters for Plaque in Running Script By He Shaoji (1799–1873), China Qing dynasty, 1870 Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujirō, TB-1581
_MD_RECOMMEND Inkstone with a Dragon and Clouds China Ming dynasty, 16th–17th century Gift of Mr. Nishibayashi S hōichi, TB-1711
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