Artist

Lin Yutang

Nationality

Chinese

Artist Dates

1895 - 1976

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Medium

Ink on toned silk

Identification #

92-229, 92-230

Height

64" each

Width

12 1/2" each

Collection/Provenance

Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room

Status

Stored: 234 S03

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Lin Yutang (1895-1976), a Chinese writer, translator and inventor, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1940 and 1950. His best-known books included My Country and My People and The Importance of Living, as well as novels Moment in Peking and The Vermilion Gate.

Additional Information

The pair of Chinese calligraphy scrolls was a birthday preset for Chester Fritz, written and given by Lin Yutang in 1932. The text of the scrolls was the poetry of "Fisherman" by the 4th century BCE poet, Qu Yuan.

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

some staining

Rights

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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