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An image of Couplet in running script by ZHANG Bailing
Alternate image of Couplet in running script by ZHANG Bailing Alternate image of Couplet in running script by ZHANG Bailing

ZHANG Bailing

(China  – 1815)

Title
Couplet in running script
Place of origin
China
Period
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Media category
Calligraphy
Materials used
pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions

a - right scroll; 125.4 x 27.6 cm

b - left scroll; 158.5 x 37 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2009
Accession number
197.2009.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

Zhang Bailing was a native of Liaoning. A 'jinshi' of 1772, he was a 'bianxiu' or compiler at the imperial Hanlin Academy. He served as Governor-General of Liangjiang (in present-day Jiangsu, Anhui and Jiangxi Provinces). He was a renowned writer and calligrapher.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.