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Li Xiuyi [Li Hsiu-i] 李修易
(1811-1859 or later)

“Landscape after Zhao Mengfu” 1854
做趙松雪山水圖

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
203.0 x 72.0 cm. (80 x 28 3/8 in.)

Artist’s seals: Yanguan Xiuyi zhang; Zijian Shishuhua yin

 

(NOTE: Further information, including box inscription, is provided below the detailed images.)

Inscription:
“The jade-green waves are clear and light,
and the boatman is off among the mulberries,
The time is just right to seek a poem
when everything in the boat is still;
The maple leaves have scattered
and the mountain’s reflection wastes away,
The thatched gate across the way is quiet,
the setting sun is autumn cold.

During spring of the year 1854 I decided to enlarge a work by Zhao Songxue (Zhao Mengfu) in response to an elegant request from my venerated elder brother Sou the Sixth and asked for his judgment. Written now by his younger brother Li Xiuyi, called Zijian, from Haiyen.”

 

Details:

 

Box and box inscriptions:

Box lid inscription –
李乾斎淡彩山水巨幅
Li Qianzhai – light colored – Landscape – Large scroll

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Inner lid box inscription –
李乾斎名脩易字子健海鹽諸生
Li Qianzhai, his name Xiuyi, his zi Zijian, was a first-degree scholar from Haiyan.

山水深得古法
His landscapes deeply attained the ancient methods.

終日握管未嘗少輟
He could paint the whole day, never stopping for a moment.

藝遂益進花卉亦蒼古
His art became better and better and his birds and flowers also acquired the ancient mood.

室徐氏寳篆號湘雯工美人
His wife, Xu Baozhuan, called Xiangwen, was good at painting beauties.

夫婦合作尤為時所珍賞
Their collaboration works were greatly admired at the time.

乙卯八月 摘墨林今話 易堂鼎 「鼎」「易堂」
In August of the Yi-Mao year, (I) wrote this excerpting from the “Molin Jinhua.” Ekidō Tei 「Tei」「Ekidō」
Elidō (1824-1916), born in Nagoya, was active as a calligrapher and poet in Osaka.

 

 

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