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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHEN DING (1894-1971) | 陳定先生舊藏 (1894-1971)

Lin Zexu 林則徐 (1785 - 1850)

Lin Zexu 林則徐 | Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script 書法

Auction Closed

June 14, 03:20 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 EUR

Lot Details


Property from the Collection of Chen Ding (1894 - 1971)

Lin Zexu (1785-1850)

Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script

ink on paper, fan leaf, framed

signed Lin Shaomu with a dedication and with two seals of the artist

Colophone by Chen Ding with one seal

26.2 x 53 cm, 10¼ by 20⅞ in. 


Collection Chen Ding (1894-1971)

Lin Zexu (1785 - 1850)

Calligraphie de style courant

encre sur papier, feuille d'éventail, encadré

signé Lin Shaomu avec une dédicace et avec deux sceaux de l'artiste

Colophone de Chen Ding avec un sceau


陳定先生舊藏 (1894-1971)

林則徐 書法

水墨紙本 行書扇面 鏡框




Collection of Chen Meigong (1878-1975).

Collection of Chen Ding (1894-1971), and thence by descent.


陳枚功收藏 (1878-1975)

陳定收藏 (1894-1971),此後家族傳承

Lin Zexu, courtesy name Yuanfu and Shaomu, was a Chinese political philosopher and politician. He was a head of state (Viceroy), Governor General, scholar-official, and under the Daoguang Emperor of the Qing dynasty best known for his role in the First Opium War of 1839–42. He was from Fuzhou, Fujian Province. Lin's forceful opposition to the opium trade was a primary catalyst for the First Opium War. He is praised for his constant position on the "moral high ground" in his fight, but he is also blamed for a rigid approach which failed to account for the domestic and international complexities of the problem. The Emperor endorsed the hardline policies and anti-drugs movement advocated by Lin, but placed all responsibility for the resulting disastrous Opium War onto him as well.