Record of the Zhoujin Studio (書晝錦堂記)
Zhao Mengfu (趙孟頫, 1254-1322), Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)
Handscroll, ink on paper, 32.5 x 173.4 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei
This piece of calligraphy, done two years before Zhao Mengfu's death at the Chinese age of 67, is Record of Ouyang Xiu's Zhoujin Studio in Xiangzhou. With structured, tight-knit characters in handsome brushwork, the rich style shows the influence of Li Yong (李邕).