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REN YI (REN BONIAN) (1840-1895) / XU JIALI (1854-?)
Orchid / Mountain Retreat
A pair of fan leaves, mounted for framing, ink and colour on silk
Each leaf measures 25 cm. (9 78 in.) in diameter
Orchid inscribed and signed by Ren Yi, with one seal of the artist
Dated seventh month, jisi year (Tongzhi Emperor period, 1869)
Dedicated to Xiaoyun
Mountain Retreat inscribed and signed by Mei Rou, with one seal of the artist
Dated first month, jiawu year (1894)
NOTE: Xu Jiali, who styled himself as Meiruo, was a scholar and a native of Haining. See p. 260 of Chen Yutang’s Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Characters (Continued).
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