DUAN Xu

(China 1864 – 1936)

Poem in running script

Location
Not on display
Further information

The poem was composed and painted by Duan Xu (also known as Duan Xuxue), younger brother of Duan Fang, for his daughter Tao Zhongchen, mother of Nancy Lee [donor of this work]. It was a tradition in imperial China that when a man became a ranking official at the court, his brothers would serve as his aides and staff. Duan Xu and his younger brother Duan Jing served in this capacity.

A seal on the lower left reads, 'Zhonggang', which is the 'zi' or alias of Duan Xu.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.

Place of origin
China
Media
Calligraphy
Medium
ink on silk
Dimensions
19.6 cm diam.
Credit
Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008
Accession number
189.2008