Wu Chu: Quatrain in Heptameter

Sung Dynasty / hanging scroll / ink on silk

Wu Chu (twelfth century) was a native of K'ai-feng, Honan province. His style name was Chu-fu and his sobriquet was Yun-ho. He was a gifted poet, calligrapher and painter. His calligraphy is said to be the exposition of the style of Mi Fei, his master, but is evaluated to be superior in its nobility and his talent is especially apparent in large characters. This work, which is an inscription of a heptasyllabic quatrain composed by Ts'ai Hsiang, is one of the rare authentic pieces by Wu Chu. It is also valuable as the oldest extant calligraphy in hanging scroll form.
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Hanging Scroll
No. Media Picture Size Hanging Scroll Size Price Shipping Purchase
C21 Ink on
98.6cm x 55.3cm
38.8in x 21.8in
195.0cm x 57.3cm
76.8in x 22.6in
$535 $60
No. Media Picture Size Sheet Size Price Shipping Purchase
C21s Ink on
98.6cm x 55.3cm
38.8in x 21.8in
98.6cm x 55.3cm
38.8in x 21.8in
$265 $25

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