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Yang Xiong’s Prefaces to Model Statements

Calligrapher Zhao Zhiqian Chinese

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清 趙之謙 隷書楊子法言序 橫幅 紙本

Zhao Zhiqian is the only calligrapher represented in this exhibition by works in three different script types: seal, standard, and, here, clerical. This work, a transcription of writings by the Han dynasty philosopher Yang Xiong (53 B.C.–A.D. 18), demonstrates Zhao’s command of the clerical script canon, in particular the “Stele for Cao Quan,” a favorite of Epigraphic School calligraphers.

Yang Xiong’s Prefaces to Model Statements, Zhao Zhiqian (Chinese, 1829–1884), Framed horizontal scroll, ink on lined paper, China

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