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Title

Couplet in regular script (named side only)


Artist

Zhu Ruzhen

China

1870 - 1942


About

Zhu Ruzhen was a native of Qingyuan, Guangdong Province. Born into a poor family, his father died when he was young. In 1904 he passed the metropolitan examination to receive his 'jinshi' degree, taking second place. As a compiler of the Hanlin Academy, he was chosen to study law in Japan in 1905. Upon his graduation and return to China, he became a professor at the Law School in Beijing. He resettled in Hong Kong after China became a republic, and taught at Hong Kong University. His calligraphy was based on the 'guan’ge ti' (a style based on regular script but well-knit), required for the imperial civil service examination.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Calligraphy


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink on paper


Dimensions

155.5 x 37.1 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

196.2009


Artist information

Zhu Ruzhen

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
China