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Calligraphy of a poem about a parrot

  • Description

    Su Liupeng was an outstanding folk painter in early 19th century Guangdong province. He spent his early years in the Luofu Mountains in eastern Guangdong studying painting under Monk Dekun. This experience laid the foundation for his future painting career. He had some thirty hao (alternative names), such as the Woodcutter, most of which were related to the Luofu Mountains and the famous scenic spots there.

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    AsiaChina Guangdong province (place of creation)
    1830s - 1850s
    Lüshi Daoren (active c. 1830s - 1850s) (calligrapher)
    after Cui Xuan (active 9th century AD) (author)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper
    page 43 x 33.5 cm (height x width)
    calligraphy 28 x 25.7 cm (height x width)
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    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.
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