Wen Jia (1501-1583)
Calligraphy reading With thanks for your kind gift of steamed dumplings and dried beef. I am very touched by your gracious favor, but am ashamed that I have nothing to present to you in return. Your messenger is returning so I'm sending along this thank-you note. I won't write more. Jia, bowing his head, for my dear friend Huliang (Zhang Xianyi), the eleventh day of the twelfth month, artists seal Wen Jian zhiyin
Ink on paper
Dimensions of each calligraphy panel 10 1/8 x 4 3/8 inches.
Private American Collection
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