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Calligraphy couplet; Chinese ink on paper scroll; Attribute...

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Calligraphy couplet; Chinese ink on paper scroll; Attribute to Li Shutong; signed Cheng Xi (Pseudonym used by Li Shutong in his youth); 156*39*2

Hong Yi (23 October 1880 – 13 October 1942), born Li Shutong was a Chinese Buddhist monk, artist and art teacher.

He also went by the names Wen Tao, Guang Hou, and Shu Tong, but was most commonly known by his Buddhist name, Hong Yi. He was a master painter, musician, dramatist, calligrapher, seal cutter, poet, and Buddhist monk.