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WANG JIQIAN (C. C. WANG, 1907-2003)
LOTS 714 – 715PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION
WANG JIQIAN (C. C. WANG, 1907-2003)

Poem by Du Fu

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WANG JIQIAN (C. C. WANG, 1907-2003)
Poem by Du Fu
Scroll, mounted and framed
Ink on paper
68 x 68 cm. (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)

The inscription for this work is from poet Du Fu’s Six Poems on Poetry, and is the first part of the sentence:

I do not belittle the moderns but I also love the old;
There are fundamental reasons why elegant and beautiful prose is sought after.

By praising the importance of elegant and beautiful prose, Du Fu emphasizes the timelessness of poetry and expresses that one cannot disregard poems composed by the ancient or the contemporary poets.

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