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Scroll of Record of the Old Tippler’s Pavilion in Running Script by Wen Zhengming in the Ming Dynasty

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16th year of the reign of Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty (1537)

Writing on paper, brush-pen, hand scroll. A length of 47 cm and a width of 1,500 cm.

The full text of the Record of the Old Tippler’s Pavilion written by Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072), a writer in the Northern Song Dynasty, was copied in large characters in running script, with four characters per line. The text ends with “Written by Wen Zhengming on the 21st day of the second month in the spring of the reign of Jiajing”, and has seal marks in the upper right of the scroll (tingyun with a relief-character round craning-neck seal) and under the signature (Zhengming with an intagliated-character square seal, Hengshan with a relief-character square seal, and yuqingshanfang with an intagliated-character square seal). There are also appreciation and collection seal marks in relief-character square seal that read the Seal of the Imperial Sighting of Emperor Qianlong, shiqu baoji, the Appreciation and Collection Seal of the Imperial Study, and the Seal of the Imperial Sighting of Emperor Xuantong, and in relief-character oval seal that read the Seal of the Imperial Sighting of Emperor Jiaqing.