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Title

Poem in running script

Artist

DUAN Xu

China

1864 - 1936

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Media category
    Calligraphy
    Materials used
    ink on silk
    Dimensions
    19.6 cm diam.
    Credit
    Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    189.2008
    Artist information
    DUAN Xu

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  • About

    The poem was composed and painted by Duan Xu (also known as Duan Xuxue), younger brother of Duan Fang, for his daughter Tao Zhongchen, mother of Nancy Lee [donor of this work]. It was a tradition in imperial China that when a man became a ranking official at the court, his brothers would serve as his aides and staff. Duan Xu and his younger brother Duan Jing served in this capacity.

    A seal on the lower left reads, 'Zhonggang', which is the 'zi' or alias of Duan Xu.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China