Jia Jingde, with the courtesy name Yujia and the pseudonym Taoyuan, was born in Qinshui County, Shanxi Province. He passed the imperial exam and became a provincial graduate in west Zhongshang in the same year as Yu Youren, the "modern sage of cursive script." He became an imperial scholar the next year. He served as secretary for Yan Xishan in his early years and later became Secretary-general of the Executive Yuan and the Minister of the Ministry of Examination. He was a master in calligraphy and demonstrated strong power in his brushes. In addition to writing stone carvings in Taipei Confucius Temple, he also left calligraphy works in Miaoli Gongguan Xingxiu Temple , Taipei Lungshan Temple, Sanxia Qingshui Zushi Temple and Fu Jen Catholic University.
This work is written purely in the style of Yan Zhenqing and captured the squared appearance of the style and the block script while demonstrating sufficient power in each brush.
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