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Young Fa (1696 - 1750)
Calligraphy in Cursive Script, horizontal scrolled ink on paper, 20 1/4 x 73 3/8 inches

Yang Fa was boarn in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of the Qing Dynasty.  He was well versed in seal style calligraphy and was very good at seal cutting.  Yang Fa was the calligrapher who wrote the famous inscription of Huangyuan.  In 1745, he made 19 volumes of ancient poetry in official style.

Wang Duo (1592-1652)

Calligraphy in Cursive Script
Ink on Silk, 74 x 20 1/2 inches

Wang Duo was born in Mengjin, Henan Province.    He is also known by his literary names of Shiqiao, ChiAn, etc.  He was reconized during the Ming Dynasty and was appointed as the Scholar of the court in the Qing Dynasty.  He was famous of his style to add importance to expressing emotion in his calligraphy.

Zhang Zuyi (1849-1917)

Calligraphy in Clerical Script, ink on paper
52 3/8 x 26 inches

Zhang Zuyi was born in Tongcheng, Anhui Province.  His was also known by his literary name Lei.  Zhang Zuyi learned the seal style calligraphy from ancient styles of Shigu and Zhongding.  His official style was the style of the Han Dynasty. He also devoted to the study of incriptions on the bronzes and stone tablets.

Hu Shu (1825-1872)

Calligraphy Couplet in Seal Character, ink on paper
50 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches

Hu Shu is a native of Jixi, Anhui Province.  He is also known for his literary name Shisheng.  He was very well-known in 1859.  His seal style calligraphy was known for its characteristics of that of the Qing Dynasty and the Han Dynasty. 

Chen Hongshou(1768-1822)

Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script
51 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches

Chen Hongshou was born in Hangzhou.  He was also known by his literary name Mansheng.  He was not only famous of his calligraphy but for the seal carving, painting, and in poetry. .

Yi Bingshou (1754-1815)

Calligraphy in Running Script, ink on gold flacked paper
6 7/8 x 20 1/2 inches

Yi Bingshou was a native of Ninghua, Fujian Province of the Qing Dynasty.  He was also known by his literary name Moqing.  He was of great literary talent and was well versed in seal style and official style calligraphy.  His regular script was of the Yang Zhengqing style. 

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