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Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death

Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death / Toyokan Room 8   January 2, 2018 (Tue) - March 4, 2018 (Sun)

  
Plum Blossoms (detail), By Wu Changshuo, China, Republic period, dated 1925 (Gift of Mr. Aoyama San'u)

Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), who excelled in calligraphy, painting, and seal carving, is renowned as one of the last literati of Qing-dynasty China.

He began his career as a provincial official, and became governor of Andong province (now Jiansu province) at the age of 56. However, he resigned after merely a month, and went into retirement.Throughout his lifetime, he avidly transcribed the Shiguwen, a collection of ancient characters from around the 5th century BC, of which elegance he reflected in his works of calligraphy, painting, and seals.

This exhibition, on the 90th year after his death, features his alluring works and commemorates his accomplishments. This also marks the 15th joint exhibition with the Taito City Calligraphy Museum.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Calligraphy in Running script, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty, dated 1902 (Private collection)
Bamboo, By Wu Changshuo, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century (On exhibit through January 28, 2018)
Mountains, By Wu Changshuo, China, Republic period, dated 1912 (Private collection, On exhibit through January 28, 2018)
Landscapes, By Wu Changshuo, China, Republic period, dated 1914 (Lent by Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, On exhibit from January 30, 2018)
Chinese Modern Seal Album, By Wu Changshuo, China, Qing dynasty, dated 1876 (Gift of Mr. Kobayashi Toan)
Farewell at a Seashore, By Lu Hui, China, Republic period, dated 1914 (Lent by the Kyoto National Museum, On exhibit through January 28, 2018)
Transcription of Shiguwen, By Wu Changshuo, China, Republic period, dated 1925 (Gift of Mr. Hayashi Munetake)
Poem in Running Script, By Wu Changshuo, China, Republic period, dated 1927 (Private collection)

 

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