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Nine Poems of Tang Dynasty in Cursive Script

Wang Duo (1592-1652) was born in Mengjin in Henan Province. He styled himself Juesi with alternative names of Songqiao or Chi'an.

Nine Poems of Tang Dynasty in Cursive Script 

 
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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.



 
 

Running-cursive Script of Yanzhi Shu

Zhang Ruitu (1570-1644), who styled himself Changgong and with the alternative name Ershui, was a famous calligrapher in Ming Dynasty.

Running-cursive Script of Yanzhi Shu 

 
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Zhang Ruitu


Ming Dynasty


154×51 cm


Zhang Ruitu (1570-1644), who styled himself Changgong and with the alternative name Ershui, was a famous calligrapher in Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Jinjiang, Fujian Province. He was adept in running and cursive script and skillful with solid and side brushstrokes. His calligraphy style was elegant and had its own unique feature. Together with Xing Tong, Mi Wanzhong and Dong Qichang, He was regarded as one of the Four Famous Calligraphers in Late Ming Dynasty. This hanging scroll was written in 1625. The content came from the essay Yanzhi Shu by Xiao Dayuan, but some characters are different with the original work.

 
 

Poem To Zhu Jinquan in Running Script

Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) was a famous Ming Dynasty painter and calligrapher. His original given name was Bi with the alternative name Hengshan. Because people called him Zhengming commonly, he changed his name to Zhengzhong.

Poem To Zhu Jinquan in Running Script 

 
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Hanging scroll


Ming Dynasty


180×98.3 cm


Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) was a famous Ming Dynasty painter and calligrapher. His original given name was Bi with the alternative name Hengshan. Because people called him Zhengming commonly, he changed his name to Zhengzhong. Born in the present-day Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Wen called himself Hengshan Jushi. He was a man of great attainments in several calligraphic styles and famous for the synthetic calligraphy. Wen's calligraphy was fluent, forceful and natural . When old, he imitated the sharp and aggressive style of Huang Tingjian. This work imitated Huang Tingjian's big characters.



 
 

Imitation of Poem by Mi Fu in Running Script

Shen Quan (1624-1684) ,who styled himself Zhenrui, with the alternative names of Yitang and Chongzhai, was a native of Songjiang in Shanghai.

Imitation of Poem by Mi Fu in Running Script 

 
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Hanging scroll


Qing Dynasty


171×50 cm


Shen Quan (1624-1684) ,who styled himself Zhenrui, with the alternative names of Yitang and Chongzhai, was a native of Songjiang in Shanghai. As a famous calligrapher in Qing Dyansty, he followed the style of Mi Fu and Dong Qichang and was appreciated by Emperor Kangxi.



 
 

Poem Tai Shan (Mount Tai) in Running Script

Kang Youwei (1858-1927) was born in Nanhai, Guangdong Province. Kang was the noted calligrapher and calligraphic theoretician at the end of Qing Dynasty.

Poem Tai Shan (Mount Tai) in Running Script 

 
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Kang Youwei


Qing Dynasty


151.2×40.5cm


Kang Youwei (1858-1927) was born in Nanhai, Guangdong Province. His original given name was Zuyi, and styled himself Guangsha and Gengsheng and his alternative name was Changsu. Kang was the noted calligrapher and calligraphic theoretician at the end of Qing Dynasty. Influenced by his rich family background, he learned the calligraphy of several masters at an early age. Kang promoted the inscriptions of Northern Dynasties after his middle age and created the unique "Kang Nanhai style".




 
 

Hanging Scroll in Cursive Script

As a Manchurian of the Plain Yellow Banner, Tiebao (1752-1824) was a famous calligrapher in Qing Dynasty.

Hanging Scroll in Cursive Script 

 
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Tiebao


Qing Dyansty


207×41 cm


As a Manchurian of the Plain Yellow Banner, Tiebao (1752-1824) was a famous calligrapher in Qing Dynasty. His styled himself Yeting with the alternative names of Mei'an, Meiweng or Tieqing. His family name was originally Gioro and later Dong'e. Tiebao followed the style of Yan Zhenqing in regular script and Wang Xizhi and Monk Huaisu in cursive script. He was as well-known as famous calligraphers Liu Yong, Weng Fanggang and Yongxing.




 
 

Cursive Script Imitation of Yi Min Tie

Xing Tong (1551-1612), who styled himself Ziyuan, was a leading Ming Dynasty calligrapher from Linqing of Shandong Province.

Cursive Script Imitation of Yi Min Tie 

 
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Xing Tong


Ming Dynasty


168×26.3 cm


Xing Tong (1551-1612), who styled himself Ziyuan, was a leading Ming Dynasty calligrapher from Linqing of Shandong Province. Xing was famous for tablet calligraphy and was called one of the "Xing Zhang Mi, Dong" together with Zhang Ruitu, Mi Wanzhong and Dong Qichang. This hanging scroll imitated Yi Min Tie by Wang Xizhi.





 
 

Antithetical Couplet in Running Script I

Weng Fanggang (1733-1818), who styled himself Zhengsan, had alternative names of Qin Xi and Su Zhai when old.

Antithetical Couplet in Running Script I 

 
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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.