five bold characters; one short line of connected characters at left; two red seals below short line of text at left; one red seal, URC

Clouds, mid 19th century

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Okon became a celebrated calligrapher early in her life, performing demonstrations for the emperor at age 10. This phrase is from the poem Retuning Home by the Chinese recluse-poet Tao Yuanming (365–427), written on the occasion of his retirement from an official position:

“Clouds aimlessly rise from the peaks”
雲無心出岫

Details
Title
Clouds
Artist Life
1816 - 1888
Role
Calligrapher
Accession Number
2013.63.21
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five bold characters; one short line of connected characters at left; two red seals below short line of text at left; one red seal, URC