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Antique Chinese Calligraphy Scroll Signed by Hong Yi

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1940: Item # 1183866
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A mounted two line calligraphy attributed to the Buddhist monk, Hong Yi (1880-1942). Born as Li Shutong, Hong Yi was received his education in Japan specializing in Western painting and music. Li returned to China and taught at various educational institutions. From 1916, Hong Yi became ordained monk. The calligraphy is thought to be an excerpt from the Avamtsaka Sutra, or in Chinese, Da fang guan fo huayen jing. Calligraphy is dated, Year of the Water Monkey (c. 1932) during the month of May, (written by) the monk of Chihueihua yin, Fatong. Age: early 20th century. Size: Height: 49.25" Width: 19.25"