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Collection

QI Gong

(China 1912 – 2005)

Title
Poem in running script
Place of origin
China
Year
1992
Media category
Calligraphy
Materials used
ink on paper
Dimensions

96.0 x 45.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2011
Accession number
221.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

QI Gong, a renowned calligrapher, painter, connoisseur and sinologist, was born into a Manchu family in Beijing. He was a descendant of the Qing dynasty Yongzheng Emperor through his son Hongzhou. Despite being an acclaimed professor, QI Gong was more famous as a calligrapher. He has written a large number of calligraphic pieces that can be seen on a host of landmark buildings, at scenic spots around China, and on many book covers alongside the book titles. This poem was written by him.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011