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Title

Couplet in regular script (named side only)

Artist

Zhu Ruzhen

China

1870 – 1942

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Media categories
    Scroll , 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Zhu Ruzhen

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

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