Skillful calligraphy scroll by Aisin Gioro PuQuan, third son of the Qing Prince ZaiZhen (the Emperor's cousin) of Qing Dynasty, written in 1989. PuQuan's grandfather, father and two elder brothers were all royal officials of the First Class and were important administrators of the Qing Empire.
Pu was born in 1923 and grew up in the Prince's Palace; he received full traditional education under esteemed scholars, and became an accomplished calligrapher. He survived Cultural Revolution after the Communist Government took over China, and is still alive today (97 years old).
This is a poem written in the Tang Dynasty, and is about an outdoor hiking trip by a beautiful lake.
North of Lonely Hill Temple, West of Merchant's Pavillion,
Surface of the water is calm, and connects with the clouds.
Here and there, you hear songbirds singing on the warm trees.
And who are the little swallows, pecking on sand?
Myriads of flowers enchanted my eyes,
New grass barely covers the horse's hooves.
I love the eastern lake shore the most:
Beneath the green poplars are white sands of the dike.
Dimensions: Full scroll is 60 inches long / 20.4 inches wide.
Condition is good, with a few tiny holes on the edge of one part of the background paper, as shown in one picture.