Corner Seals

A painting by Huang Binhong.

A landscape by Huang Binhong (1865-1955) showing a bottom corner seal.

Bottom corner seals (In Chinese yajiaozhang 押角章) are just as the name implies—seals placed to mark the corners of the finished artwork. These are especially useful for a work of art done on a large piece of paper that will be cropped before mounting, matting, or framing. The seal indicates to someone other than the artist where the artwork is meant to end.

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