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Title

Sun Guoting's 'Treatise on Calligraphy' in cursive script

Artist

DENG Lin

China

1829 – 1893

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Media categories
    Scroll , Calligraphy
    Materials used
    hanging scroll, ink on paper
    Dimensions
    133.0 x 32.5 cm image; 162.5 x 41.0 cm scroll
    Credit
    Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    386.2011
    Artist information
    DENG Lin

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Deng Lin, a native of Yangjiang in Guangdong, was an educator and a calligrapher of the late Qing dynasty, especially well known for his masterful cursive script. The three scrolls are part of a set with multiple hanging scrolls, brushed with Sun Guoting’s (646–691) preface to his essay entitled ‘Shupu' or 'Treatise on Calligraphy', composed in circa 687. Sun was a renowned calligrapher of the early Tang dynasty, remembered for his cursive calligraphy. His 'Treatise on Calligraphy' was the first important theoretical work on Chinese calligraphy, and has remained important ever since, though only its preface survived.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China