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Title

Ouyang Xiu's 'On the Clique' in regular script


Artist

TANG Hengwen

China

late 19th century - early 20th century


About

Tang Hengwen, alias Ziyou, was the brother-in-law of Duan Fang. The essay 'Pengdang lun (On the clique)' was written by Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072), a statesman, historian and poet of the Song dynasty. This piece was painted by Tang for Tao Zhongchen [mother of the donor of this piece, Nancy Lee]. Regular script developed at the end of the Han dynasty, but reached its zenith in the 7th century. One of the most famous calligraphers of this style at the time was Yan Zhenqing (709-785), whose style - bold and vigorous - was imitated by many who came after him, including in this work. The seal that appears at the end of the calligraphy reads 'Ziyou', the alias of Tang Hengwen.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Calligraphy


Materials used

ink on silk


Dimensions

19.7 cm diam.


Credit

Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

190.2008


Artist information

TANG Hengwen

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China