Calligraphy about the fame of Wang Xianzhi

This calligraphy tells a story about the response of Wang Xianzhi 王獻之 (AD 344-386) to his fame. It appears opposite a painting of the famous calligrapher [EA2000.156.f], depicted trimming his brush in front of a scholar’s desk, preparing to perform calligraphy. Next to him is an antique bronze vessel.

Details

  • Title

    Calligraphy about the fame of Wang Xianzhi

  • Artist/maker

    Xu Lele (born 1955) (calligrapher)
  • Associated people

    Wang Xianzhi (AD 344 - 386) (subject)
  • Associated place

    Nanjing (place of creation)
  • Date

    1990
  • Material and technique

    ink on paper

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    page 50.5 x 38 cm (height x width)
    calligraphy 37.1 x 32 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    n/a

  • Credit line

    Presented in honour of Dr Angelita Trinidad and the late Jose Mauricio Reyes to celebrate the opening of the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting, 2000.

  • Museum location

    refer to main record

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA2000.156.e

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