(China – 1815)
a - right scroll; 125.4 x 27.6 cm
b - left scroll; 158.5 x 37 cm
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.