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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

Diligent Study
Chinese Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll


Diligent Study - Chinese Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll
147.5cm
58"
48.8cm
19¼"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 30.7cm x 90.2cm  ≈  12" x 35½"

Silk Scroll: 39.8cm x 147.5cm  ≈  15¾" x 58"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 48.8cm  ≈  19¼"

Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll

Discounted because it's been on the shelves for a while. It might be a little wavy or have a minor wrinkle. Otherwise perfect.

鑿壁偷光

Drill a hole in the wall to use the neighbor's light to study by

This Chinese proverb means, "Bore a hole on the wall to make use of the neighbor's light to study".

This is a nice gift for a very studious person.

Kuang Heng was born during the Western Han period. He was very fond of reading ever since he was young. However, he could not go to school since his family was poor, and he had to borrow books from people to learn.

In order to borrow these books he normally did chores for people who had them. When he became older, he had to work in the field from sunrise to sunset since his family's financial situation did not get any better. Thus, he tried to study at night, but he had no lamp.

One day, he noticed that there was light from the neighbor's house coming through a crack in the wall. This made him very happy, so he dug a larger hole from the crack and read in the light that shone through. This diligent study eventually made him an accomplished person.


About the materials and construction of this painting:

The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful portrait with silk brocade border.


About the artist:

This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".

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Sep 3rd, 2014

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Typical Gallery Price: $40.00

$20.00

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