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March 19, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Calligraphy Couplet

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2885B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 19, 2016 11:00AM


Calligraphy Couplet, China, John Way (1921-2012) [Wei Letang], two five-character calligraphy works written in regular script, together meaning "Fragrance of orchids fills the greenhouse; Bright moonlight lights the study," signed in oracle script with two seals along the left edge, each calligraphy 52 1/4 x 13 in.

Provenance: The family of the artist. Way was a student of Li Zhonqian, and C.C. Wang described Way's brushwork as "powerful, direct, free and spontaneous, like the dynamic movements of a dragon" in 2000.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

spots of ink to paper, otherwise in good condition, overall hanging scroll ht. 68 1/2 in.

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Wei Letang, C.C. Wang, China