Fu Shan (1607-1684) is a man of virtue well-versed in Chinese classics on ethics,
politics, and history, as well as in medicine. He is also known as an accomplished calligrapher
along with Wang Tou in the continuous script. He is especially at his best in both
the flawless running and cursive scripts written on long hanging scrolls, and this
work is a rare example in which many Chinese characters are arranged on a small
hanging scroll. He freely and brilliantly moves his brush dipped in dark ink.
(Click image to see enlarged picture)