Exceptional Chinese calligraphy scroll with numerous seals.
Object literature: Zeng Gong (曾鞏1019–1083), was a Chinese essayist, historian, poet, politician, and writer of the Song Dynasty in China. He was one of the supporters of the New Classical Prose Movement and is regarded by later scholars as one of the Eight Great Prose Masters of the Tang and Song.
Zeng Gong produced some four hundred poems in his lifetime and a number of essays. His style of prose writing is mostly discursive rather than argumentative. In terms of political philosophy, Zeng was a firm follower of Ouyang Xiu. For this reason his reputation as leader of one of the eight great schools of philosophy has largely been overshadowed by that of his mentor. Among Zeng Gong's collected works are fifty chapters of Yuanfeng Leigao (元豐類稿), forty chapters of the Xu Yuanfeng Leigao (續元豐類稿) and thirty chapters of the Longping Ji (隆平集).
Size: 230cm high, 77cm wide