LIN ZHIMIAN (1888-1934)
Five-character Calligraphic Couplet in Clerical Script

A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper
Each scroll measures 130 x 29 cm. (51 ⅛ x 11 ⅜ in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dated second month, wuwu year (1918)
One collector's seal
He Man’an, born in Panyu, Guangdong Province, was an important collector of Chinese paintings and calligraphy in the region of Lingnan. The name of his studio was Lingbi Shanfang and he was especially fond of collecting works by artists in the Lingnan region.
He Man’an ed., Three Artists of Dongguan from the He Manan Collection, Volume IX, 1987, p.40.
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Lin Zhimian was a Chinese revolutionary, politician, and calligrapher of the early twentieth century. He participated in revolutionary activities during the late Qing Dynasty and once presided operation of the the Kuomintang’s American Department. Lin met Feng Kanghou (1901-1983) during his time at the Whampoa Military Academy. He also was a good friend of the artist Lu Zishu (1900-1978). Lin’s seal script works, which derived from seal script works of Han Dynasty, was highly regarded by Wu Changshuo (1844-1927).

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