Aug 20, 2015
Aug 20, 2015

Calligraphy of Lyrical Quatrains (verso)

Calligraphy of Lyrical Quatrains (verso)

mid-1700s

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Calligraphy: 17 x 9.6 cm (6 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.348.b

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Floral sprigs illuminate the central calligraphic work, and paired verses have been written in smaller script all around the border. All the verses are about the beauty of—and longing for—the beloved.

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