WU CHANGSHUO (1844-1927)
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WU CHANGSHUO (1844-1927)

Pine Tree

WU CHANGSHUO (1844-1927)
Pine Tree
Hanging scroll, ink on satin
159.5 x 41.5 cm. (62 ¾ x 16 3⁄8 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Inscripted and signed by on the wooden box by Aizu Yaichi (1881-1956), with two seals
Dated October, nineteenth year of the Showa reign (1944)

Aizu Yaichi (1881-1956), a native of Niigata Prefecture, was the owner of Shusoudo. He was a poet, art historian, calligrapher, and also Professor Emeritus at Waseda University. He was the author of several books.
Paintings of Wu Changshuo, Bunkyudo Shoten, May 1920, pl.24.
Famous Paintings and Calligraphy of China - Wu Changshuo, Tensha Bunkai, May 2004, pl.53.
Collection of Chinese Paintings, Vol. 11, Guan Ling Shu She, Yangzhou, September 2004, p. 2592.
Selection of Wu Changshuo Paintings and Calligraphy in Japan, Xiling Seal Art Society, Hangzhou, October 2004, p.246.
Wu Changshuo Memorial Hall in Shanghai ed., Glory of Wu Changshuo’s artwork in Japan, Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House, Shanghai, June 2009, p.46.
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Aoyama San’u (1912-1993), also known as Aoyama Fumio, was a famous calligrapher in modern Japan. When he was a young man, he was influenced by Ooike Seiran (1899-1977), and also used Chinese calligraphy from the Wei and Jin Dynasties to the Tang Dynasty as a model to study calligraphy. Aoyama served as a professor at Daito Bunka University and Chukyo University, and contributed greatly to the development and education of Chinese calligraphy at the Kenshin Shudo Association and Daito Bunka University. He was a member of the Japan Art Institute and an advisor to the Kenshin Shudo Association, and was awarded a prize by the Japan Art Institute for his three books.

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