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Title

Wang Kaiyun's poem Zhaoshan Nadui (with modification) in running script

1938

Artist

Gui Dian

China

1865 – 1958

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1938
    Media category
    Calligraphy
    Materials used
    ink on paper
    Dimensions
    92.0 x 35.0 cm image; 118.2 x 47.0 cm silk mount
    Credit
    Gift of James Hayes 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    156.2013
    Copyright
    © Estate of Gui Dian
    Artist information
    Gui Dian

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Gui Dian (alias Nanping), a native of
    Nanhai, Guangdong, was born into a family of scholar-officials. His father was a prolific Confucian scholar with more than 30 publications to his credit. Gui Dian himself passed the metropolitan examinations to receive his ‘jinshi’ degree in 1894 at the age of 30, and held positions such as prefect of Yanzhou in Zhejiang, and historiographer at the State Historiographer’s Office. Ending his official career with the fall of the Qing dynasty, he fled to Hong Kong and supported himself and his family by selling calligraphic works and paintings. Beside his accomplishments in calligraphy, his contribution to scholarship included editing four gazetteers of Guangdong county.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2013

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    Where the work was made

    China

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