Eulogy for Burying a Crane and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Eulogy for Burying a Crane. Jiaoshan Stone Inscription Museum, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. Author’s photo, 2011.
Fragment no. 3 of Eulogy for Burying a Crane. Jiaoshan Stone Inscription Museum. Author’s photo, 2011.
Fragment no. 4 of Eulogy for Burying a Crane. Jiaoshan Stone Inscription Museum. Author’s photo, 2011.
Bronze hu vessel. Eastern Zhou dynasty. 118 cm (height). From Xinzheng, Henan. Palace Museum, Beijing. From Zhongguo meishu quanji: Gongyi meishu bian 5: plate 13.
Immortal riding on a crane. Fifth century. Tomb mural at Tonggou, Jilin. From Zhongguo meishu quanji: Huihua bian 12: plate 82.
Detail from Huang Tingjian, Scroll for Zhang Datong. Dated 1100. Handscroll, ink on paper, 34.1 × 552.9 cm. Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. Gift of John B. Elliott. Photo by Bruce M. White.
Moya inscriptions at Floating Jade Rock (Fuyuyan), Jiaoshan. Author’s photo, 2017.
Wen Jia, Landscape of Jinshan and Jiaoshan. Dated 1563. Detail. Handscroll, ink and color on paper, 28.6 × 313.6 cm. Courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Gift of Wango H. C. Weng.
Qiu Ying (attributed), Prosperous Scenes of the South Capital City (Nandu fanhui tu). Late sixteenth century. Detail of a handscroll, ink and color on silk, 44 × 350 cm. National Museum of China, Beijing. The signs read (a) Model Letters from the Past and the Present (Gujin zitie), (b) Painting Studio (Huayu), (c) Bookshop (Shupu).
Su Shi, Poems on Cold Food Festival in Huangzhou (Huangzhou hanshi shi tie). National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Bao Shichen, Copy after Zhang Xu’s Letter of “Qiushen.” Ink on paper, 167.5 × 89.5 cm. Yangzhou Museum. From Zhongguo meishu quanji: Shufa zhuanke bian 6: plate 67.
Zhang Xu (attributed), Letter of “Qiushen,” in Model Letters of the Frolicking Geese Hall. Courtesy of Harvard-Yenching Library, TP0002.
View of Jiaoshan in the 1870s. From John Thompson, Illustrations of China and Its People 3, vol. 3, plate 16. Photo by John Thompson.
Boulders at the shore of Jiaoshan. Author’s photo, 2007.
Rocks after the 2010 excavation at Jiaoshan (with the Lightning Striking Stone on the far right). Author’s photo, 2011.