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One of a Pair of Calligraphy Scrolls in Running Script

Accession Number
1977/1.187

Title
One of a Pair of Calligraphy Scrolls in Running Script

Artist(s)
Nakagawa Tenju [DELETE]

Object Creation Date
1726-1795

Medium & Support
ink on paper, hanging scroll

Dimensions
( )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Jack Dodick in memory of Morris Gitter

Subject matter
"Running script had already been formed in the late Eastern Han dynasty, reaching its prime in the Eastern Jin dynasty. Its style moderates between regular script and cursive script: it is more free-flowing than the orderly regular script while more easily recognized than the spontaneous cursive script. It was thus widely used. Although running script runs in unrestrained manner, excelling in the writing of this script was not easy. Good practice of regular script is a pre-requisite for fine writing in running script."

“Origin and Development of Categories of Calligraphy and Appreciation and Analysis of Calligraphy.” Categories of Calligraphy - Running Script, www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/event/ch_calligraphy/running_eng.htm.

Physical Description
There are two columns of calligraphy written in running script.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
calligraphy
calligraphy (visual works)
running script

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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All Rights Reserved

On display