Notable Calligraphy Scroll by Wu Zhaohuang Offered on Ebay
, Texas -- 08 February 2012
Scroll by Wu Zhaohuang
(Urban Art & Antiques)
DALLAS--A notable calligraphy scroll by Wu Zhaohuang is being offered on Ebay by Urban Art and Antiques. The mid 20th Century scroll featuring a poem by Tao Yuanming was deaccessioned from Harvard Art Museum in 2011 and was once owned by a notable collector.
The artwork is by Wu Zhaohuang吴兆璜 (1903-1963), who was a famous calligraphy artist in China. Wu Zhaohuang was born in Jiangxi Province. He studied after Wu Kaisheng吴闿生(1877 – 1950).
"Wu Zhaohuang he was a renaissance man in many classical fields such as Chinese classical literature, poetry, calligraphy, and seal making," said Lin Wang of Urban Art and Antiques. After 1949, he became the council member for Chinese Calligraphy Research Institute.
Wang says the scroll features a poem by Tao Yuanming (365-427). It is in regular script (Li Shu) and signed and dedicated to its original owner with two seals.
The scroll was directly obtained from the artist by Edmund Chi Chien Lin, and the artwork was dedicated to him. Lin was a former Chairman of Dept of Michrobiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard University. He donated this work and others to the Harvard Art Museum in 2010.
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