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Collection

CEN Guangyue

(China 1876 – 1960)

Title
Du Fu’s poem in running script
Place of origin
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
Accession number
387.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

CEN Guangyue (1876-1960), a native of Shunde, Guangdong province, was a 'jinshi' of 1904. He later studied at Hosei University in Japan. Upon return, he was appointed a member of the imperial Hanlin Academy. When China became a Republic he relocated himself to Hong Kong, and was well known in his role as an educator. He was also a renowned calligrapher.

The content of the two scrolls are lines cited from ‘A poem inscribed on the screen landscape composed by the Sheriff Liu of Fengxian county’, by the great Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712-770).

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011.