Chinese Rubbings Collection

Stele of "Chunhua ge fa tie", (Model-Letter Compendia of the Chunhua reign)-- the preface and epilogue: Chunhua ge tie: Chun hua fa tie: Su wang fu ben Chunhua ge fa tie: Chunhua ge mi ge tie: Lanzhou Chunhua ge tie: Chunhua ge fa tie xu ba

Creation Date:
19 th. century?
Description:
Rubbings from stele of "Chunhua ge fa tie", (Model-Letter Compendia of the Chunhua reign). Inscriptions contain 2 essays: preface and epilogue to "Chunhua ge fa tie". Preface: 2 pages, written by Su shi zi (Ming royal family member). Epilogue: 2 pages, written by Zhang Heming (Ming), indicates the authentication of the original fa tie dated back to Song Dynasty and praises Su shi zi's dedication in commissioning the stele.
Extent:
26.5 x 35 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
calligraphy
stele (archaeology)
inscriptions
education
models (representations)
royalty
wood blocks
copings
collections
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Qing
Ming Dynasty
Northern Song (960-1127)
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Notes:
General note: C-138 is a duplicate copy.
Citation/references: Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 4, v. 36-42, p. 3491-4067. (Chunhua ge tie) (full rubbing and all sections) ; Zhongguo fa tie quan ji, 2002, v. 1, p. 1-28; v. 17, p. 147. (Chunhua mi ge fa tie) ; Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 32. ; Xi'an bei lin shi, 1998, p. 238; p. 280. ; Shannxi gu dai shi ke yi shu, 1995, p. 209 (Chunhua ge mi ge tie). ; Zhongguo mei shu jia ren ming ci dian, 1981, p. 116 (Wang Zhu). ; Zhonghua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 591 (Chunhua ge tie).
General note: Script style: Preface: kai shu; Epilogue: xing shu. ; Rubbing from stele of Chunhua Ge Tie - a collection of calligraphic works in Northern Song Dynasty, Shunzhi edition (in 143 stelae). It consists of 420 calligraphic works by 103 calligraphers of various ancient Chinese dynasties. Stele is copied and engraved by Fei Jiazhu in 3rd. yr. of Shunzhi, Qing Dynasty (1646). ; This version (1646) is a reproduction of "Su wang fu ben Chun hua ge fa tie", also called "Lanzhou Chunhua ge tie", engraved by Wen Bojian under Zhu Shenyao's (Ming royal member) commission in 43rd. yr. of Wanli, Ming Dynasty (1615). ; "Chunhua Ge Tie", "Model-Letter Compendia of the Chunhua reign", the earliest known calligraphy collection of model letters. Northern Song Emperor Taizong (Zhao Jiong, r. 976-997) assigned an imperial compiler, Wang Zhu, to select the imperial collected calligraphy masterpieces from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and engrave them on wooden plates (some recorded: stone) in 3rd. yr. of Chunhua, Northern Song Dynasty (992). 10 volumes. Original wood blocks no longer exist. Various reproductions since Northern Song Dynasty.
Historical: Stele date: 3rd. yr. of Shunzhi, Qing Dynasty (1646).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork277726/urn-3:FHCL:984588/catalog
Record ID:
W277726_urn-3:FHCL:984588