Subject:Re: Calligraphy Scrolls
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Sep 17, 2023
The couplet involves four allusions about the essential elements for ancient literati:
工部文章 Gongbu's composition
Refers to the literary composition of Gongbu (Du Gongbu 杜工部 a.k.a. Du Fu)
建安骨 Jian'an style
Refers to the vigorous style of poems by the Seven Scholars of Jian'an era during the Han and Wei dynaties.
米家圖畫 Mijia paintings
Refers to Mi Fu's calligraphy and painting
鄴侯書 Books of Ye Hou
Refers to the famous collector of books during the Tang Dynasty
壬申初夏 子玉 呉佩孚 In Early Summer of the Year of Water-Monkey (1932) by Ziyu、 Wu Peifu
Wu Peifu 呉佩孚 1874-1939
Courtesy name; Ziyu
First-level general of the Chinese National Revolutionary Army
He was proficient in poetry, calligraphy and painting.At the time he was known as the pinnacle of warlord calligraphy.