two very large, bold characters; two large red seals at left edge, center; one red seal, URC

Bring the Qin, first half 17th century

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“Bring the Qin” 抱琴, written by Nakai with a relatively dry brush, refers to the final line of a poem by the Tang dynasty literatus Li Bai (701–762). The qin is a seven string instrument that is plucked. Li Bai’s poem, entitled “Drinking with a Hermit in the Mountains,” reads:

Two of us drinking together as mountain blossoms open;
One cup, another cup, still one more cup—
I’m feeling a bit drunk and the time has come for you to depart,
But tomorrow morning, if you like, come again and bring the qin!

Details
Title
Bring the Qin
Artist Life
1608 - 1648
Role
Calligrapher
Accession Number
2013.63.24
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two very large, bold characters; two large red seals at left edge, center; one red seal, URC