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 Letter of Recovery (平复帖)

Where to be found: the Paintings and Calligraphy Hall of Wuying Palace 武英殿书画馆

Letter of Recovery

Letter of Recovery. 

Letter of Recovery was written by Lu Ji, a famous calligrapher during the Western Jin Dynasty, who wrote to his friend inquiring about his friend's illness. It is one of the oldest manuscripts in China and a model calligraphic work collected at the Palace Museum.

Some scholars believe it was a cursive form of official script. Characterized by a simple and vivid style, this masterpiece is 23.7 centimeters wide and 20.6 centimeters long. The letter had been handed down from collector to collector before it was donated to the Palace Museum.

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