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Title

Sun Guoting's 'Treatise on Calligraphy' in cursive script


Artist

DENG Lin

China

1829 - 1893


About

Deng Lin, a native of Yangjiang in Guangdong, was an educator and a calligrapher of the late Qing dynasty, especially well known for his masterful cursive script. The three scrolls are part of a set with multiple hanging scrolls, brushed with Sun Guoting’s (646–691) preface to his essay entitled ‘Shupu' or 'Treatise on Calligraphy', composed in circa 687. Sun was a renowned calligrapher of the early Tang dynasty, remembered for his cursive calligraphy. His 'Treatise on Calligraphy' was the first important theoretical work on Chinese calligraphy, and has remained important ever since, though only its preface survived.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Calligraphy


Materials used

hanging scroll, ink on paper


Dimensions

133.0 x 32.5 cm image; 162.5 x 41.0 cm scroll


Credit

Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

386.2011


Artist information

DENG Lin

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China