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Title

Calligraphy: (Chinese style poem)

19th century


Artist

Ichikawa BEIAN

Japan

1779 - 1858


About

The son of a government-employed calligrapher, Beian excelled in the 'scribe's style' and 'square style' of calligraphy. He is said to have possessed over 5000 examples of Chinese painting and calligraphy from the Ming and Qing periods. The Chinese poem is by a Song dynasty poet called Zhang Ci. It can be translated as:

'The scent of happiness fills the pavilion;
Spring shows itself in a grove of pine trees and bamboo'

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.238.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

19th century


Media category

Calligraphy


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink on paper


Dimensions

131.0 x 46.0 cm image; 215.0 x 62.0 x 69.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed u.r., in Japanese, black ink "[Japanese characters]". Not dated. Signed u.r., in Japanese, red ink "[3 x artist's seals]". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Klaus Naumann 1998


Location

Not on display


Accession number

280.1998


Artist information

Ichikawa BEIAN

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Edo Painting Schools', Sydney, 2003, 238 (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Poems and Calligraphy - Japanese ways of artistic refinement, Tokyo, 1993. cat.no. 232