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Title

Poem in running script


Artist

DUAN Xu

China

1864 - 1936


About

The poem was composed and painted by Duan Xu (also known as Duan Xuxue), younger brother of Duan Fang, for his daughter Tao Zhongchen, mother of Nancy Lee [donor of this work]. It was a tradition in imperial China that when a man became a ranking official at the court, his brothers would serve as his aides and staff. Duan Xu and his younger brother Duan Jing served in this capacity.

A seal on the lower left reads, 'Zhonggang', which is the 'zi' or alias of Duan Xu.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Calligraphy


Materials used

ink on silk


Dimensions

19.6 cm diam.


Credit

Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

189.2008


Artist information

DUAN Xu

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China