Nine Poems of Tang Dynasty in cursive script

Hand scroll
Wang Duo
Ming Dynasty
34.5×654 cm

Wang Duo (1592-1652) was born in Mengjin in Henan Province. He styled himself Juesi with alternative names of Songqiao or Chi'an. Famous as “Wang Duo the Fantastic Brush”, he was a famous calligrapher in the end of Ming Dynasty and Early Qing Dynasty. Wang's calligraphy followed the classic style, created unique characters and had the beauties in form, style, rhythm and taste. His cursive-regular combination and perfect composition made a far-reaching influence on the calligraphers of later generations.