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Title

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

1938


Artist

Gui Dian

China

1865 - 1958


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


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


Artist information

Gui Dian

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China