Antithetical couplet in running script

Weng Fanggang
Qing dynasty
37.8×224.8 cm

Weng Fanggang (1733-1818), who styled himself Zhengsan , had alternative names of Qin Xi and Su Zhai when old. He was a famous calligrapher in Beijing in Qing Dynasty. He engaged in the study of bronze and stone tablets, especially the textual research of famous tablets and notes. . His calligraphy style which followed Ouyang Xun, Yan Zhenqing and Su Shi, is simple and elegant. As well- known as Liu Yong, Liang Zhongshu and Wang Wenzhi, he was adept in running and small regular scripts.