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Collection

DUAN Xu

(China 1864 – 1936)

Title
Poem in running script
Place of origin
China
Media category
Calligraphy
Materials used
ink on silk
Dimensions

19.6 cm diam.

Credit
Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008
Accession number
189.2008
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.