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Title

Calligraphy: (Chinese style poem)

19th century

Artist

Ichikawa Beian

Japan

1779 - 1858

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    19th century
    Media category
    Calligraphy
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink on paper
    Dimensions
    131.0 x 46.0 cm image; 215.0 x 62.0 x 69.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed u.r., in Japanese, black ink "[Japanese characters]". Not dated.
    Signed u.r., in Japanese, red ink "[3 x artist's seals]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Klaus Naumann 1998
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    280.1998
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Ichikawa Beian

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The son of a government-employed calligrapher, Beian excelled in the 'scribe's style' and 'square style' of calligraphy. He is said to have possessed over 5000 examples of Chinese painting and calligraphy from the Ming and Qing periods. The Chinese poem is by a Song dynasty poet called Zhang Ci. It can be translated as:

    'The scent of happiness fills the pavilion;
    Spring shows itself in a grove of pine trees and bamboo'

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.238.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications