Landscroll of memorandum and letters

This long handscroll of memorandum and letters are written by Weng Tonghe on the subject of the Russian interests in northeastern China, circa 1895. Weng Tonghe, a high official in the court was mentor to Emperor Guangxu. It is unsigned and undated, but the calligraphy and contents of the letter point to Weng Tonghe as author.Weng Tonghe was a great calligrapher and an enlightened literati during the difficult times when China was in turmoil. His calligraphy was highly spontaneous and fluid in the letters and memorandums.

Artist Name
Weng Tonghe
Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
Zhejiang province, China
Dimension
Object size: Size of frame: L110.6cm x W37.4cm; Size of image L908cm x W30.5cm
Accession No.
1996-01720
Material
Paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings